Man arrested after fleeing Kaysville accident scene

Tuesday , July 02, 2013 - 6:22 AM

Kaysville police examine the scene of a one-car accident on south Main Street in Kaysville on...

KAYSVILLE — Police arrested an 18-year-old man for leaving the scene of an accident early Monday morning.

Neyman L. Reyes, of Kaysville, was booked in Davis County Jail on one count of leaving the scene of an accident, wrongful appropriation of a motor vehicle, consumption of alcohol by a minor adult and no driver’s license. He is being held without bail.

The accident, which took out part of a fence, landscaping and one brick from a building, was reported at 4 a.m. at 100 S. Main St.

“The noise woke my husband up, but when we looked out the window, we didn’t see (the driver), but police were already here,” said Emily Bateman, who lives in an apartment building where the accident occurred. “We are amazed none of the trees got hit.”

Police said Reyes was driving the blue car and apparently lost control of the vehicle as it went around a bend on Main Street. The car hit a building, knocking out a brick, then hit several trash cans — sending the cans, and spewing trash, across the apartment complex lawn — before it went through a fence. The vehicle ended up on its hood across some bushes.

Officers ran the license plate on the car and located Reyes at a nearby residence. Reyes had injuries and was under the influence of alcohol, Kaysville Police Capt. Brent Ward said.

The car belonged to Reyes’ foster parents, Ward said. They did not know Reyes had it.

Reyes initially told officers he was not driving the car at the time of the accident. He later admitted he was the driver.

Car parts, along with items that appeared to have been in the car, were scattered across the lawn.

“We are amazed anyone walked away from that,” Ward said.

Officers spent almost seven hours photographing the scene and investigating the accident. Yellow police tape blocked off the sidewalk that led into the apartment complex.

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