Police arrest man accused of walking away from crash, public intoxication

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested on Monday after allegedly driving while intoxicated and walking away from the scene of a crash, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Daniel Hoff, 51, was charged with the following:

Operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more with a prior conviction

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person

Leaving the scene of an accident

On Monday, offices with the Mishawaka Police Department were called to a crash at the intersection of Grape and Douglas roads.

At the scene, they learned a Kia Sportage allegedly ran a red light and hit a Kia Optima, causing damage to both vehicles.

Two bystanders said the only person in the Sportage got out of the vehicle, poured a beverage on the ground and walked north on Grape Road.

North of the crash scene, officers found a man matching the description given by bystanders and identified him as Daniel Hoff.

Hoff stumbled as he walked, smelled like alcohol, had slurred speed and red, glassy eyes, according to police.

A preliminary breath test registered Hoff's blood alcohol level at .18.

Hoff has a prior conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

He is being held on a $4,000 cash bond.

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