Police: Man arrested in BMW lot after causing car to flip over another

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police say a man who hit several cars after leaving a Wilmington Hooters last night now faces multiple charges following his arrest in the Schaeffer BMW parking lot.

Lt. Obbie Blanton says the man was arrested just after 10:30 p.m. at the car dealership on New Centre Drive. He says it all started when the man, who was driving a Honda CRV, backed into a parked car when leaving the Hooters parking lot. That’s when Blanton says the man pulled out on Market Street, where he sideswiped a Jeep that was sent spinning out of control.

While the Jeep was spinning out, police say they believe it may have hit a curb, causing it to then collide with another car. Lt. Blanton says that crash sent the Jeep airborne before it flipped over the other vehicle.

The driver in the CRV continued driving on Market Street, and turned onto New Centre Dr., where police soon caught up with and arrested him at the BMW’s lot.

Police say one of the drivers that was hit was taken to the hospital for injuries from the crash. The driver who caused the multiple crashes faces charges for DWI, reckless driving, and no operator’s license. Lt. Blanton says he may also be charged with hit and run.

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