May 25, 2023

Salina man faces charges after car strikes multiple objects

Posted May 25, 2023 4:59 PM

Salina Post

A local man was arrested Wednesday evening after multiple objects were hit by a car near a Salina liquor store.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that Chris Chaney, 37, of Salina, was backing northbound in the alley behind Wholesale Liquor, 115 N. Ohio Street, Suite 100, in a 2007 Ford Focus when the Focus allegedly struck an Evergy transformer box on the ground, knocking off the passenger-side mirror.

<b>Chris Chaney. </b>Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Chris Chaney. Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

Chaney then drove forward and went west down the alley, allegedly driving through a yard and striking a guy wire on a pole. He then allegedly backed up and struck a pole with a Cox Communication cable, before pulling forward and striking the pole again, Forrester said. Chaney then went westbound in the alley.

The collisions occurred at approximately 8:10 p.m. Wednesday.

A responding officer found Chaney in the 900 block of Johnstown Avenue and conducted a traffic stop. The Focus he was driving had significant passenger-side damage, Forrester said.

After an investigation, Chaney was arrested on the following requested charges, Forrester said.

●Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

●Failure to report an accident causing damage

●No proof of insurance

●Illegal turning or movements

●Illegal license plate

●No driver's license

The Focus was towed from the scene.