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Driver who fled traffic stop had BAC of .778

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TAMPA (WFLA) – Authorities in Oregon say a man who fled a traffic stop had a blood alcohol content of .778 — more than nine times the legal limit.

The Warm Springs Police Department said in a Facebook post, officers spotted a vehicle that had reportedly been in a hit-and-run.

When officers tried to conduct a traffic stop the driver sped away, beginning a short pursuit, according to the department.

Police say the driver lost control and crashed into a concrete barrier and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Criminal charges are pending.

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