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Passenger of wrecked car jailed

August 9, 2013

Poteau police officer Cody Johnson stops to look at a 2002 Chevy Cavalier that left the roadway, coming to rest in a ditch along Harper Street.

Poteau police responded to the call of a car on its side in a deep ditch on Harper Street near the Page Street intersection Friday about 4 p.m. According to radio communications, the driver of the car fled the scene and police began a search of the area. The driver was not located.
According to officers, it appeared the car struck a low water bridge then landed on its side in the ditch. Police said the passenger, Travis Armstrong, 33, was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the LeFlore County Detention Center.
Officer Cody Johnson investigated the accident.


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