A driver suspected in a drunken hit-and-run crash made it awfully easy for police to nab him.
They found him walking near the crash scene. The first words out of his mouth were a confession.
“Yeah, I’m fine I was trying to get home. I know I was drunk and I hit the mailbox,” Kesten William said in police lapel video.
Kesten William didn’t waste any time explaining to Edgewood Police last month how he crashed his SUV into a cluster of mailboxes. When police arrived, the SUV was empty.
“He just took off walking, he’s got grey hair,” a witness said.
An officer spotted William a few minutes later down the road, ducking into the bushes. As the 57-year-old approached the officer, he admitted right away that he’d been drinking.
Even during field sobriety tests, he kept talking.
“We split a bottle of Fireball,” William said.
Edgewood police eventually took him in for a breath test. There he wasn’t quite as cooperative.
“You’re not blowing, it gives a tone when you’re blowing,” an officer said.
Officers quickly realized it wasn’t an equipment issue.
“You’re not even blowing, I’m watching you blow,” an officer said.
Eventually, he told officers he’d had enough.
“Take me home to my damn dog,” William said.
William already has four DWI convictions.
He never did blow into that breathalyzer. His blood is being tested instead, so we don’t know yet how drunk he was.
Police say he also had an opened flask of Fireball on him.