A 29-year-old Stillwater man was arrested Sunday night on several charges in connection with separate hit-and-run accidents.
A Stillwater Police Department reports said Troy Bloyer was arrested after two possible hit-and-run accidents were reported to police.
One of the complainants told officers he heard a crash, discovered his parked vehicle had been sideswiped and saw a vehicle with a passenger in it leaving the scene, according to the report. A short time later, officers received another call about a possible accident on the 1200 block of Owens Street North, the report added.
Officers responding to the Owens Street North call spotted Bloyer allegedly running on foot while a woman was on her cell phone pointing and yelling, “He’s drunk and he just crashed his car,” the report said.
Bloyer allegedly refused to obey officers orders to stop, running through the door of the apartment building, the report said. Officers chased Bloyer into the building and eventually arrested Bloyer despite his resistance, the report added.
Breathalyzer tests showed that Bloyer had a .196 BAC reading. Bloyer was arrested on hit-and-run, damage to property, possible fourth-degree DWI, fleeing officers and resisting arrest charges.
The report added that there was no significant damage to vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot and it’s believed Bloyer hit a snow bank which triggered calls to police.
Belligerant cab passenger arrested
A 21-year-old Stillwater man was arrested early Sunday after becoming belligerant with a taxi driver and other cab passengers while leaving the downtown area.
A Stillwater Police Department report said Alexander Roush allegedly became combative while in the cab with other passengers he did not know. The taxi driver told officers that after he dropping of one of the passengers, Roush became combative with another passenger and attempted to turn around and punch him and spit in his face at least three times, according to the report.
Roush then allegedly turned around and began hitting the front dash area of the taxi cab, the report said. The taxi driver told officers that Roush’s behavior forced the driver to stop the car. The driver said Roush then got out of the cab andhit the front passenger side turn signal causing damage and injuring himself, the report added.
When officers asked where Roush had gone, the taxi driver told them Roush was lying on the ground in front of his cab, the report said. Officers helped Roush to their squad car because Roush could not walk to the vehicle due to his alleged intoxication.
Roush was arrested on disorderly conduct, fourth-degree damage to property and misdemeanor obstruction charges.