North Port man arrested in two hit and run crashes
FOX 4 Staff
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A North Port man faces multiple charges following his arrest Tuesday night following two separate hit-and-run crashes.
Beginning at about 10:30 p.m. a woman flagged down a deputy who witnessed a crash between a dark colored sedan and a friend’s vehicle in the area of US 41 and Pembroke Drive. She told the deputy that the sedan was traveling without any headlights and, after the crash, took off down Pembroke.
While that deputy was dealing with the crash at Pembroke, other deputies came upon another crash on Warrington Drive, less than two miles away. In that incident, a vehicle had hit a closed garage door of a house and left the scene. They located pieces of the vehicle, including a side mirror and the bumper.
From the debris left at the two scenes, deputies could tell that the vehicle involved in both crashes was dark green. From the pieces left at the Warrington location, they could tell the vehicle was apparently a Volvo.
Shortly before midnight, deputies looking for the Volvo found a vehicle matching the description that also had damages consistent with the two crashes in the area of Viscaya Drive. When the deputy attempted to speak with the man he found sitting in the driver’s seat, the man ran away in between several houses in the area.
K9 deputies tracked the man and located Adam Lee Provencal, 34, of North Port, hiding between a house and a fence shortly after midnight. When deputies attempted to place Provencal under arrest, he resisted efforts to handcuff him by thrashing around on the ground.
After Provencal was taken into custody, deputies noted he had a strong odor of alcohol and that his speech was slurred. Provencal refused to take field sobriety test, nor, once at the jail, a breath test.
Provencal was charged with two counts of DUI with injuries/property damage, two counts of leaving the scene of a crash, resisting arrest without violence and refusal to submit to a breath test. He was being held without bond.