Police: Driver Was Going 80 MPH Down Arlington Blvd.

Greenville Police say they're looking for a driver who ran from the scene of an accident after driving incredibly fast down a city street.

Greenville Police Sgt. David Bowen says the driver of a Nissan Maxima crashed into a light pole and a tree in front of a gas station on the corner of Arlington and Evans around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. After the wreck, Sgt. Bowen says the driver took off running.

Police say they determined the man was driving approximately 83 miles per hour down Arlington Blvd. in front of JH Rose High School as he approached Evans. The wreck happened when the driver attempted to turn north towards downtown Greenville.

Police say they know who they are looking for after looking up the registration on the car; however, police are not releasing the name of the driver at this time.

The driver is likely to face charges of careless and reckless driving, hit and run, and leaving the scene of the crime, Sgt. Bowen said, though there may be other charges as police investigate.

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