Police: DUI driver crashes 6 times downtown Greenville

Published: Apr. 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT
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Jason Foster (Source: WYFF)
Jason Foster (Source: WYFF)

GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A drunken driver left a path of destruction in downtown Greenville over the weekend, according to police.

Greenville police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said the man, later identified as 35-year-old Jason Dale Foster, was involved in six separate collisions Saturday night and assaulted people who tried to stop him.

Bragg said Foster was leaving the Mall 200 parking garage on North Laurens Street near East North Street at about 11 p.m. when he crashed into two parked vehicles and the garage pay booth before he drove through the closed parking garage arm.

Bragg said once he drove out onto Laurens Street, Foster ran off the road and onto the sidewalk where he struck a tree. Foster continued on to College Street before he turned right, and drove the wrong way down the one-way street where he struck another vehicle, disabling one of the wheels on his car, Bragg said.

Foster then continued the wrong way on College Street. He turned right, going the wrong way down a one-way street and struck a vehicle traveling toward Academy Street, Bragg said.

Foster continued the wrong way on College Street and crashed into another vehicle at Beattie and Church Street, Bragg said. He continued on a short distance to a parking lot at 302 North Church St.

At that point, two passersby attempted to stop Foster from continuing to drive and he assaulted both of them, Bragg said. Police were able to take Foster into custody at that time.

Bragg is charged with two counts of hit-and-run with minor personal injury and other traffic violations, DUI (second offense) and assault and battery.

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