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An impatient driver takes to the sidewalk and curb to get around an accident scene. It turns out that driver may have been an accident waiting to happen.
39 year old John Ochoa was arrested for drunk driving. LaVista police were working an injury accident at 92nd and Giles Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Officers report that a car driven by Ochoa approached the scene, drove up on the curb and sidewalk then accelerated in driving away.
A few blocks west officers stop the car and arrest Ochoa for Second offense drunk driving, Failure to Obey A Lawful Order and Willful Reckless Driving.
Preliminary tests show Ochoa tested twice the legal limit for alcohol in his blood.