South Bend man strands his car on the tracks; steals another and crashes it

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The crashes happened in Elkhart County. 39 year old Alvin Phillips is facing a felony charge of auto theft to go with two misdemeanor counts of OWI.

The first car he crashed was his own; he apparently got it stuck on the tracks in Nappanee. Officers tried to give him a break by allowing him to leave on his own recognizance after a few hours of sleep, and leave charges to the prosecutor’s office.

However after being released he stole a car that was left outside running and crashed that one along US 6. Police say Phillips was cooperative after they tracked him down for the arrest.

Read the full story here with The Elkhart Truth

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