Drunk driver strikes police patrol car overnight

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Abilene police said a man believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol struck a parked patrol vehicle after leaving a South 14th Street bar early Friday morning.

According to a police report, the driver fled the scene, but police were able to locate his vehicle at 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue.

When asked what happened, he told police he hit something but was told to keep driving by his passengers.

Police said the man was highly intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests administered at the scene where he was stopped.

A small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle as well, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, according to police.

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