SPD identifies driver arrested in garbage truck crash

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man accused of smashing into cars with a garbage truck Sunday has been arrested, according to the Savannah Police Department (SPD).

Police say Christian Frazier faces multiple charges, including criminal damage to property, failure to report accident, reckless driving and operating commercial vehicle without valid license.

News 3 is told the truck involved in the crash belongs to Savannah Waste & Recycling. According to owner Carole Edge, Frazier is not an employee and it’s unclear at this time how he gained access to the truck.

SPD says the incident started late Sunday night when Frazier hit several vehicles and a fence on East 35th Street.

The driver then turned onto Live Oak Street where he jumped from the truck while it was moving. The truck slammed into a parked car.

Officers searched the area and arrested Frazier.

Police closed off parts of 35th and Live Oak streets Sunday night to investigate. The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of the story identified Frazier as a garbage truck driver who worked for a private company

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