A Marysville, Kan. man was arrested after hitting a stop sign with his vehicle and fleeing the scene. Saturday Beatrice police responded to the 2100 block of Lincoln Street to investigate an accident. A car has struck a stop sign near 21st and Lincoln Streets, jumped the curb and came to a stop in the grass field at Lincoln Elementary School. Witnesses told police the driver drove away from the scene. The vehicle was located and eventually stopped in the 2700 block of Scott Street.
The driver was identified as Jason L. Butler, 33, of Marysville, Butler showed impairment on two of three field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol level was .10 — above the legal limit of .08. Witnesses also reported they saw Butler raise an aerosol can up to his face immediately after the accident. After finding another empty aerosol can in Butler’s vehicle, the officer determined that Butler’s crash was caused by huffing an aerosol can.
Butler was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and inhaling certain intoxicating substances. His bond was set at $3,500.