A driver on Wednesday afternoon struck and rolled an SUV at Piñon Hills Boulevard and Butler Avenue. Police say the man then fled west on Piñon Hills and
A driver on Wednesday afternoon struck and rolled an SUV at Piñon Hills Boulevard and Butler Avenue. Police say the man then fled west on Piñon Hills and hit a guard rail west of the street's intersection with Dustin Avenue. (Courtesy of Dylan Garrison)

FARMINGTON — A man who police say was drinking and driving on Wednesday hit and rolled an SUV on Piñon Hills Boulevard before colliding with a guard rail.

The man, whose name has not been released, had to be extricated from his black Chevrolet truck.

The driver first struck a silver Ford Escape SUV at Piñon Hills Boulevard and Butler Avenue, causing the SUV to roll, said Farmington Police Department Lt. Taft Tracy. The driver then continued west down Piñon Hills and hit a guard rail west of the street's intersection with Dustin Avenue, Tracy said.

The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital, Tracy said.

Traffic was diverted for several hours after the wreck on all eastbound and westbound lanes on Piñon Hills Boulevard between Dustin Avenue and 30th Street, Tracy said.

Dispatchers received a call about the first crash at 12:29 p.m., Tracy said. The second crash, when the driver hit a guard rail, was reported at 12:33 p.m.

The driver will likely be charged with drunken driving and leaving the scene of a crash, Tracy said. He said the man required extraction from his truck and was driven by ambulance to San Juan Regional Medical Center.

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