Driver suspected of DUI hits 5 parked cars and fire hydrant

Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 11:22 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Officers with the Lincoln Police Department said a driver suspected to be under the influence hit five parked cars, as well as a fire hydrant, near downtown this weekend.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to 24th and A Streets where a gold GMC Sierra was driving all over the road and was said to have hit a fire hydrant.

LPD said as officers arrived, they found the car disabled in the intersection of 24th and Randolph Streets and the driver, a 24-year-old man, passed out inside the car. According to police, officers suspected the driver to be highly intoxicated.

Police said as officers searched the area, they found that the car had hit five vehicles that were parked on the east side of 24th Street from B Street to C Street.

LPD said a tire came off the vehicle during the crashes and the car continued until it was found disabled at 24th and Randolph Streets.

The driver was taken to a local hospital because of injuries from the crashes.

LPD said a blood draw was completed as a part of the DUI investigation and the results are pending.

The driver, Austyn Jenks, was cited for five counts of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and driving under suspension.

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