ELKHART — A 28-year-old Elkhart man ran from a seven vehicle smash-up he caused in the 23000 block of Old U.S. Highway 20 late Saturday night. Along with smashed vehicles, a 72-year-old man was injured.
Police eventually found and arrested Peter Mikhakhuk on several charges, including driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an injury accident and spitting on an officer.
Mikhakhuk was driving east on Old U.S. 20 when he veered off the north edge of the road, kept driving through a yard and began striking parked vehicles. The seven vehicles he wrecked included his own.
An Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department news release stated Pastor Jeremiah Matthews, 72, of Elkhart, was standing outside his pickup truck when Mikhakhuk’s car struck the truck, throwing Matthews to the ground.
Matthews was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of neck pain.