Car drives into side of garage on Saratoga Drive in Troy

Local driver falls asleep and hits garage

The driver of the car that crashed through the wall of a garage in Troy Friday morning has been booked into the Miami County jail. He has been identified as Jeremy Lee Elsner, 33, of near St. Paris. Elsner was charged with failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under a suspended license and making a false statement to police. Elsner supplied a false name to police and told them he crashed his car because he fell asleep at the wheel after a long work shift. The charges against him are all misdemeanors.

UPDATE @ 10:38 a.m.

A St. Paris man who was on his way home from a long work shift told Troy police he fell asleep while driving Friday morning, causing his car to jump a curb and hit the side of a garage. 

Before hitting the garage on Saratoga Drive, the car luckily dodged a large boulder and went in between two trees. The two cars parked inside the garage had minor damage and the driver sustained a cut above his eye. The driver, who fled the scene on foot, will be cited for failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under a suspended license and giving false information to the police. 


FIRST REPORT: 

Friday morning a Troy driver was on his way home from a twelve hour shift, fell asleep at the wheel and hit a garage on Saratoga Drive. 

We are unsure if anyone was injured and will bring you the latest details as we receive them. 

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