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Johnson City police say man hid in creek bed after fleeing crash scene

Staff Report • Nov 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Johnson City police found a man hiding in a creek bed after he fled a crash scene early Sunday morning, police said in a news release.

Ryan Jarad Cate was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday after the crash at the intersection of West Market and Delaware streets.

Police said Cate fled from the crash in his vehicle and then abandoned it at 800 John Exum Parkway. Police found him hiding under some brush in a creek bed.

He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DUI (multiple offenses), driving while restriction in effect as a habitual motor offender and driving on revoked license (multiple offenses).

Cate was jailed without bond pending a Sessions Court appearance today.

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