Driver flees scene of personal injury crash on foot, later found and charged with DWI in Cayuga County

On December 3 shortly before midnight troopers responded to a two-car personal injury crash on State Route 34 in Genoa.

According to a news release, witnesses told troopers that the driver of one involved vehicle had left the scene on foot.

Troopers later located and identified the driver as Minor Escalante-Lopez, 25, of Genoa.

Police interviewed him and determined that he was the driver of the abandoned vehicle. He displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests.

He was found to have a BAC of 0.18%. He was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and other traffic infractions.

The charges will be answered at a later date in local court. No further information was provided about extent of the injuries to others involved in the crash.

Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox each morning? Sign up for our Morning Edition to start your day. FL1 on the Go! Download the free App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad).