A Beatrice man was arrested Sunday night after crashing a vehicle while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Just before midnight on Sunday Beatrice police were dispatched to reports of a two-vehicle crash at 19th and Dorsey streets.

According to arrest documents, one of the drivers, later identified as Upton Brown, had fled the scene on foot.

Brown was eastbound on Dorsey Street when he failed to stop and collided with a northbound vehicle. Brown continued north in the southbound lane, causing another vehicle to veer over a curb to avoid a collision.

Authorities were advised that Brown had ducked in between two houses whole officers were arriving and a man matching Brown’s description was found near the intersection of 17th and Dorsey streets.

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Arrest documents state Brown continued walking when told to stop and was detained with handcuffs behind his back. Brown continued to verbally and physically obstruct officers, resisting being placed in a patrol car.

Documents note that Brown’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his speech was slurred and smelled of alcohol.

He was transported to the jail, and refused to provide a breath sample. He continued to refuse tests after being told it would lead to additional charges.

Arrest documents state Brown has two prior DUI convictions from the last 15 years, one in 2005 and another in 2007.

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