Posted 12 months ago
By Salina Staff
A 29-year-old Ottawa County man is currently being evaluated at Salina Regional Health Center after striking a parked vehicle and three others stopped at a traffic light about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Lt. Sean Morton of the Salina Police Department said the man had been brought to the hospital by a family member concerned about his well-being. When the relative went inside the hospital the man drove away in a pickup striking a vehicle in the parking lot of the hospital.
The man also struck other three vehicles that were waiting on a traffic light at 9th and Ash, and struck four mailboxes in the 1000 block of West Ash. Police were able to take the man into custody after he got the pickup stuck in the snow in the area of North 9th and Broadway. A citizen kept officers informed on the location of the man.
The man while being brought into Salina did fire a shot from a rifle into the windshield of the pickup.
No one was injured in any of the vehicles that were struck.
Lt. Morton said a white female who was driving a green Chevy S-10 pickup that was struck at 9th and Ash is asked to contact police. She had driven to the Police Department to report what happened, but left before an officer was able to get her information.
No charges have yet been filed. The case is under review by the Saline County Attorney’s Office.