Austintown Police have arrested a man in a hit-and-run accident after being convicted of 16 other UFO-related incidents.

The driver of a vehicle carrying disabled / handicapped people called the police to tell them they had been in a traffic jam by the driver and he fled onto Ohltown Road.

It happened Thursday around 2 p.m.

When the police went to the home where the vehicle was registered, there was no one there.

They then drove to the home of the registered driver’s brother, David Black, 61, and saw the silver Chevrolet Silverado in the backyard with keys in the vehicle and damage to the front of the vehicle.

They spoke to the suspect’s brother, who said he loaned the vehicle to his brother to load wood into the bed of the truck from a swimming pool that was demolished, according to the police report.

Police then located the woman who was living with Black and told them he was drunk inside and sleeping.

She let police in to speak to Black, who denied driving the vehicle in question or being in an accident, police said.

Police said his speech was very messy and there was a faint smell of alcoholic beverages on his breath.

Officers were able to determine that Black was very drunk and may also be on medication.

Police then arrested Black and learned that he did not have a valid driver’s license and that he had been involved in 16 other OVI-related incidents.

There were two OVI convictions in 2009 and 2018, along with 14 other OVI convictions dating back to 1977.

On the way to the county jail, police said Black started hitting the bulkhead between the driver’s area and the backseat with his fists and head.

Police said he tried to tell officers he had become drunk after returning home, but told police at his home that he had not been drinking since noon.

Black has been charged with OVI. He was also indicted by hit-skip courts, failing to reinstate his license and ensuring clear distance.

He has an upcoming court date of June 30.