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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:15 pm | Updated: 5:35 pm, Wed Sep 18, 2013.

PORT CHARLOTTE - A North Port man was arrested Tuesday night on multiple charges after deputies say he was involved in two separate hit-and-run crashes in the northern area of Port Charlotte.

At about 10:30 Tuesday night, a driver told deputies he was traveling north on US 41 and saw a dark colored sedan stopped at southbound US 41 waiting to turn left onto Pembroke Drive. The driver said the car suddenly turned into his path giving him no time to take evasive action. His car crashed into the passenger side of the sedan.  The sedan then drove away from the scene.

The driver was checked by medical services, but declined transport to a hospital.

While the deputy was dealing with the crash at Pembroke, other deputies located another crash on Warrington Drive, less than two miles away. In that incident, a vehicle had hit a closed garage door of a house and left the scene. They located pieces of the vehicle, including a side mirror and the bumper.

From the debris left at the two scenes, deputies could tell that the vehicle involved in both crashes was dark green and apparently a Volvo.

Shortly before midnight, deputies looking for the Volvo found a vehicle matching the description that also had damages consistent with the two crashes in the area of Viscaya Drive. When the deputy attempted to speak with the man he found sitting in the driver’s seat, the man ran away in between several houses in the area.

K9 deputies tracked the man and located 34-year-old Adam Lee Provencal hiding between a house and a fence shortly after midnight. 

Provencal was charged with two counts of DUI with Injuries/Property Damage, two counts of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Resisting Arrest without Violence and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. He was being held without bond.

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