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Saturday car vs. garage crash results in DWI, drug charges

Lopez-Sebastian

WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against a 20-year-old Worthington man accused of crashing his vehicle May 4 into a garage on Omaha Avenue after consuming alcohol.

According to court documents, Anibal L. Lopez Sebastian was found hiding in the garage on the 1000 block of Omaha Avenue with a beer bottle and keys in his back pocket upon law enforcement’s arrival to the crash scene. Lopez Sebastian allegedly was unable to maintain his balance and had slurred speech, the complaint states.

A preliminary breath test was administered and recorded a breath alcohol content of .123. A later breath test recorded a BAC of .16.

A baggie with a white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine was also allegedly located in Lopez Sebastian’s vehicle. He admitted to officers that he had hit the garage after drinking five beers, but denied ownership of the meth.

He faces the following charges: two gross misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, one gross misdemeanor count of fifth-degree controlled substance possession and underage drinking and driving, a misdemeanor.

His conditional bail was scheduled at $1,000 and unconditional at $12,000.

The May 4 incident was the second car vs. structure crash in Worthington within a less than 15-hour timespan. A car vs. house crash occurred May 3 at a Humiston Avenue home at the hands of a reported wrong way driver.