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Driver Says He Made a Mistake After Fleeing Crash Near Culver's

A 46-year-old Tinley Park driver reportedly tried to get away from a crash on Nov. 30. He faces one drunken driving charge.

A driver would fled a crash on foot by crossing a nearby field is accused of drunken driving.

Vincent A. Kasley, 46, of the 6600 block of West 183rd Street, Tinley Park, driving under the influence of alcohol, disobeying a traffic signal, failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash and leaving the scene of a crash, according to a Tinley Park police report.

Police were called at about 7:24 p.m. on Nov. 30 to the parking lot of Culver's, 18248 Sayre Ave., for a report of a car crash, the report states. By the time police arrived, the driver had run away.

An officer found the driver, Kasley, walking through a field near the 18200 block of Sayre Avenue, the report states. He tried to dart between two fences but police were able to grab him.

Kasley spontaneously uttered to cops that he had made a mistake and he had been drinking at a bar, the report states.

A witness told police that Kasley's BMW was swerving in traffic and made a wide turn into Culver's parking lot before driving through bushes, over concrete medians and a tree. He then drove across the parking lot and, eventually, bottomed out.

Kasley was arrested and charged after failing sobriety tests, the report states. He refused to take a breath test.

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