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Davenport Police investigate a crash in the area of 65th and Brady streets. Roger Dean Powell, 57, of Davenport, faces operating while intoxicated-second offense after he allegedly struck three other vehicles between Jersey Ridge Road and Kimberly Road and 65th and Brady streets and then tried to flee. 

A Davenport man is facing drunken driving, hit-and-run and other traffic charges after he struck three other vehicles while driving between Jersey Ridge Road and Kimberly Road and 65th and Brady streets Wednesday evening, police said.

Roger Dean Powell, 57, of 4001 N. Brady St., is charged with operating while intoxicated-second offense, three traffic counts each of leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance, as well as one count each of failure to maintain control, driving the wrong way, lane violation and assured distance.

Davenport police began receiving calls about a pickup driving erratically northbound on Jersey Ridge Road at 5:17 p.m. The vehicle was described as a GMC Sierra.

Officers responded to Jersey Ridge and Kimberly roads to investigate a hit and run, according to arrest affidavits filed by Davenport Police Officer Mason Roth.

Between that location and 65th and Brady streets, two other vehicles were struck by a pickup that fled.

The pickup came to a halt due to damage at 65th and Brady streets and officers found Powell behind the wheel, with two empty vodka bottles on the driver's side floorboard, and one partly-filled vodka bottle. 

Powell said he had at least two beers during the day, according to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Officer Richard Niesen. 

He refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. 

No injuries were reported but numerous police squads and emergency vehicles responded to the areas of the crashes.

Powell was being held late Wednesday in the Scott County Jail on bonds totaling $5,000, cash or surety.

Operating while intoxicated, second offense, is an aggravated misdemeanor under Iowa law. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to two years, and carries a mandatory seven-day sentence in the county jail.

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