Driver facing OWI charges after hitting pedestrian, fleeing scene

ELKHART, Ind. -- A driver is facing multiple charges after allegedly striking a pedestrian, fleeing the scene, then crashing again, according to Elkhart Police.

Just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, police received reports of a drunk driver in the 51000 block of CR 109.

The driver, 58-year-old Jackie Burdin, was accused of hitting a pedestrian with his car, then fleeing the scene.

Burdin crashed his car again, soon after the first crash, police said.

Burdin was taken into custody on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness, and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

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