Police: Intoxicated driver strikes parked car at Lehman’s Auto
An intoxicated man was apprehended attempting to leave the scene of an accident after he struck a parked car and drove into a neighboring residence’s lawn, according to the Cascade Police Department.
According to court documents, on March 4 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the CPD responded to the 200 block of Monroe Street after a homeowner reported a vehicle had driven over the curb, onto his front lawn and was attempting to leave the scene.
Upon arrival, Kain James Hardin, 30, of Cascade, was identified as the driver and Rick Lopez, 61, as the passenger. Officers noted Hardin had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when he exited the vehicle. Officers also observed an open beer bottle in the center console.
Hardin was detained and transported to the Cascade Police Department for further testing, where he admitted to consuming “six to eight beers that night,” documents state.
“Kain stated multiple times that he should not have been driving,” and was apologetic, documents state.
Hardin failed several field sobriety tests but refused a preliminary breath test, documents state, as well as a urine sample. He was read his Miranda rights and transported to the Dubuque County Jail, charged with OWI first offense and failure to maintain control.
A press release from Cascade Police Chief Fred Heim also noted that Hardin struck a vehicle in Lehman Auto’s parking lot before he drove onto the lawn of the neighboring residence. Heim said additional charges may be pending.