Naked Driver Flees from Crash Scene

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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Local police couldn’t believe their eyes when they showed up to the scene of an accident, only to see a man running away … naked.

Beachwood Police Chief Mark Sechrist said officers arrived at a two-car crash at 2 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 271 in Beachwood.

That’s when they spotted the driver fleeing from a blue Ford Taurus in nothing but his socks.

Sechrist said that man and his passenger, Willie Chandler, 29, of Cleveland, appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Officers apprehended the driver. Both men were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to police reports, Chandler’s been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and is currently in the Beachwood jail.

The driver is still in the hospital. Once released, police to expect to charge him with driving under the influence, reckless operation and potentially more crimes.

Sechrist said the driver in the second vehicle is OK.

The case remains under investigation.

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