by NATHANIEL NELSON
A 36-year-old St. Charles man faces multiple charges after he allegedly struck a semi-truck while driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Winona Police Department.
Emanuel Tepole Anastacio, 36, of St. Charles, was arrested and referred to the county attorney for potential charges of second-degree driving while intoxicated, driving after revocation and fleeing a motor-vehicle accident.
According to police, at 6:21 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, police responded to a report of a vehicle colliding with a semi-truck near the intersection of Riverview Drive and Prairie Island Road. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene but later returned to his crashed car.
A witness reportedly told officers that the vehicle, driven by Anastacio, was swerving all over the road on Highway 43. Following the crash, Anastacio allegedly fled on foot toward the Mississippi River.
The account was reportedly verified by both the driver of the semi and the reporting party.
Anastacio was arrested when he returned to his vehicle, and reportedly showed signs of intoxication. He reportedly had a blood-alcohol content measured at 0.21 percent.