A College Station man remained in the Brazos County Jail on multiple charges late Friday after police said he was involved in a crash the day before and left the scene with the driver of the other vehicle clinging to his hood.
Bryan police said Andrew Allan Bush, 50, rear-ended a pickup around 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Briarcrest Drive and North Earl Rudder Freeway.
According to police, Bush drove aggressively toward the driver of the truck after he stepped out of his vehicle. The other driver jumped onto the hood of Bush's damaged vehicle in an attempt to avoid being hit, police said, and remained there as Bush continued driving down Briarcrest Drive.
Officials said Bush tried unsuccessfully to remove the man from the hood by making abrupt steering motions and reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour. The vehicle stopped at a gas station at Briarcrest Drive and Boonville Road to let the man get off the car. Bush then drove off, hitting another vehicle in the gas station parking lot, officials said.
Police said no serious injuries were reported.
Eventually, Bush was boxed in by other drivers until police arrived at the intersection of Boonville Road and Copperfield Drive.
According to a police report, Bush smelled of alcohol but refused to participate in a sobriety test or give blood. He later admitted to drinking a 16-ounce Four Loko alcoholic beverage about 45 minutes before the accident, the report notes. Bush told police he didn't stop after realizing the victim was holding on to the hood of his car because he was afraid and didn't know what to do. The report states Bush said he was making the sharp steering motions in an attempt to get the man off his car.
Bush was charged with his second driving while intoxicated offense, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine up to $4,000; failure to leave information, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000; and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
He was being held in lieu of $18,000 bail Friday afternoon.