A hit-and-run driver who later led police on a chase through Southeast Rochester was arrested Thursday and charged with drunken driving.
The case began at 6 a.m. Thursday when a truck parked at a residence in the 2800 block of Ashland Place Northwest was hit by a vehicle that left the roadway, crossed Kenosha Drive Northwest and came to rest against the truck, said Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.
The homeowner did not hear the crash, but a witness approached the vehicle that had struck the car. The driver appeared to be asleep, Moilanen said, and the vehicle was still running with the shifter in drive. The witness knocked on the window and the driver woke up. The witness tried to take the keys from the vehicle, and the driver passed out again, Moilanen said.
The witness knocked on the door of the house, and when the homeowner came out, the driver came out of his car and exchanged insurance information. When the homeowner said he would call police, the driver got back in his vehicle and drove from the scene, Moilanen said.
Police waited at the driver's residence in the 800 block of Third Avenue Southeast. They saw him arrive, then drive away at a high rate of speed, southbound on Third Avenue Southeast. The driver was finally stopped in the 1700 block of Third Avenue Southeast, where he failed a field sobriety test, and was taken into custody. He also registered 0.09 on a breath test at the jail.
Arrested was Sabir Bile, 20. He could face charges of driving while intoxicated, hit and run, driving without a valid license, and speeding, Moilanen said.