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Man arrested in car crash, break-in


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A Franklin man was arrested after police said he crashed his sister’s car into a telephone pole, broke into a stranger’s home and fell asleep on the couch.

Christopher Ellis Huff, 25, 201 Parkview Court, was arrested on charges of residential entry, leaving the scene of an accident and being a habitual traffic violator.

Police were called to an accident at Province Street and Johnson Avenue about 5:20 a.m. Friday, where a car had crashed into a telephone pole. A neighbor told police he saw the driver run from the vehicle, according to a police report.

Police found the owner of the car, who said she had given Huff the keys and permission to work on the brakes but not to drive her car.

About an hour after the accident, police were called to a home in the 100 block of Highland Avenue, after the homeowner reported someone was in her home. Officers found Huff passed out on the couch. He was bleeding from his eye and forehead and could not explain where he was, what he was doing or how he got the injuries, the report said.

The homeowner told police she didn’t know who Huff was and hadn’t invited him into her home, the report said.

A test showed Huff’s blood-alcohol content was .218 percent, the report said. The legal limit to be considered too intoxicated to drive under state law is .08 percent.

He was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held on $14,000 bond.

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