Buffalo Lake Man Facing Possible Charges After Driverless SUV Hits 2 Vehicles

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Charges are pending against a Buffalo Lake man after his SUV took off on its own and crashed into two vehicles before stopping last Friday morning.

Police say the 27-year-old put gas in his vehicle at the Holiday convenience store on Highway 15 South in Hutchinson and went in to pay, but the vehicle was not in park. It was in reverse and proceeded into the adjacent Taco Bell parking lot where it crashed into two parked vehicles.

Authorities say at first, the suspect thought his vehicle was stolen. When he ultimately found the vehicle, he jumped in and took off. When he was apprehended, he admitted driving away.

Police are requesting charges of failing to stop after collision with an unattended vehicle, and driving after revocation.

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