Paris police are following up on leads after two vehicles were crashed on the same road within a half mile of each other over the weekend. Both vehicles were abandoned after they crashed.

According to Paris police officer Nathan Bowie, on Saturday around 6:30 p.m. a Chevy S-10 traveling on Nichols Street ran the stop sign at Alpine Street and left the roadway.

Then, on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. a flat-black Honda Civic left the roadway, returned and then rolled. Bowie said witnesses saw sparks flying as the Civic slid on its roof. The driver then exited the vehicle, telling witnesses that he didn’t have a license and had to get out of there.

In his haste, the driver dropped a cell phone, which was recovered. “It was quite heavily damaged,” Bowie said, “but with today’s technology we’ll get something out of it.”

Neither vehicle had license plates, and the VIN numbers came back not on file. Neither vehicle was roadworthy, Bowie said.

Bowie said they believe the incidents were related and will have a suspect identified within a day or so.

Chuck Blaquiere photo
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