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Driver charged with DWI after rollover accident

A motorist who was involved in a rollover accident early Sunday on Buffalo’s East Side was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly fleeing the scene, Buffalo police reported.

John Nelson, 39, crashed his 2010 Toyota SUV at Michigan Avenue at Best Street just after 2:20 a.m., according to police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge.

Nelson fled from his vehicle but was apprehended a short time later on Dodge Street, DeGeorge said.

Nelson was also charged with unlicensed operation of a vehicle, according to Lt. Thomas Leatherbarrow, head of the Accident Investigation Unit. No injuries were reported.