Charges filed against driver in weekend hit-and-run crash

Elkhart Co., Ind. Formal charges were filed today against an Elkhart County man accused in a hit-and-run drunk driving crash last weekend.

Braxton Metcalf, 24, was arrested early Sunday morning after an officer saw the whole crime unfold.

Metcalf was speeding down CR38 when he ran a stop sign and slammed into a pick-up truck towing a trailer along SR 19.

The chain-reaction crash involved a total of three vehicles and left one of the drivers with a fractured spine and ankle.

Metcalf ran from the scene after the wreck but was tracked to a nearby field.

He was later found to have a blood alcohol level of .13.

Metcalf, who's already had three OWI convictions in the past, is now facing a long list of charges.

His initial hearing is scheduled for August 19.


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