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Charges may be filed against an Leitchfield teenager who fled from the scene of an what appeared to be a drunk-driving accident on Friday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 29, a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by 18-year-old Dylan L. Cary hit a tree alongside Owensboro Road, seven miles outside of Leitchfield.

According to the accident report filed by responding officer Deputy Jarrod Mudd, with the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, a witness at the scene saw 16-year-old passenger Jacob Holderman, of Leitchfield, exit the wrecked Jeep. The witness reported to Mudd that he thought the passenger “had possibly been drinking alcohol” and “tried to get him to sit down.”

The witness went on to say that he saw Cary passed out and bleeding behind the wheel of the vehicle.

When Cary came to, the report states that he “climbed out of the vehicle and stumbled off into the wood, leaving the scene of the accident.”

Holderman was cited to court and then released into his mother's custody.

Leitchfield Fire Department, Grayson County Sheriff's Office and volunteer bystanders searched the wooded area for Cary, but were unable to locate him.

The following morning, officers made contact with Cary, who had left his wallet and cell phone at the scene of the accident, Chief Deputy Tony Willen said.

Charges are likely pending against Cary.

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