San Angelo man leaves scene of wreck, climbs on to roof of convenience store


    Andrew East

    A San Angelo man who left the scene of a crash tried to hide from authorities on the roof of a convenience store in San Angelo late on Tuesday night.

    At about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the San Angelo Police Department was dispatched to a hit-and-run crash where a vehicle had struck a light pole in the 5500 block of Sherwood Way in San Angelo.

    While on their way to the call, police officers were informed that somebody who had witnessed the wreck was chasing the vehicle that had struck the light pole.

    Police officers eventually arrived at the Stripes convenience store located in the 7400 block of Knickerbocker Road in San Angelo, where they spotted a 2011 Ford pickup truck in the parking lot, which belonged to the hit-and-run suspect.

    Police officers were then directed to the back of the convenience store, where the suspect was seen climbing up to the roof of the convenience store.

    The suspect, who authorities identified as Andrew East, 25, of San Angelo, was ultimately taken into law enforcement custody without any further incident.

    East was then booked into the Tom Green County Jail early on Wednesday morning, charged with driving while intoxicated and was held on $1,000 bond.

    Later on Wednesday morning, East bailed out of jail.

    In addition to being charged with driving while intoxicated, East was cited for failure to stop and leave information upon striking a structure, fixture or highway landscaping.

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