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Man arrested when car he was driving tips over in street

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

A Riverton man has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, accused of driving a vehicle backward at a high rate of speed, causing it to tip over.

No one was injured in the incident, which took place at about 11 p.m. Tuesday on Apodaca Street in Riverton. A neighbor who reported the problem said the 2000 Ford Explorer was on its side.

"People are walking around it," the neighbor said.

Deputies arrived at the scene and found the vehicle "abandoned in the roadway."

They located the driver, 52-year-old Donald Witt, inside his home.

He told officials he was responsible for the accident, and he was arrested when he was found to be intoxicated.

Undersheriff Ryan Lee wasn't sure what circumstances led to the incident.

"A witness said (Witt) was drunk and trying to leave," Lee said.

"He backed up real fast and turned and just kind of tipped it over on its side."

A friend helped set the vehicle upright with a chain.

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