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CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man is facing a driving under the influence charge after authorities said he crashed a Dodge into the Townsend Justice Center early Tuesday morning.

While on patrol, a deputy with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office saw that a vehicle had crashed into a light pole off North Center Street about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest affidavit. Further inspection suggested the car, which broke the light pole, had also struck the west side of the courthouse wall.

About the same time that he saw the damage, the deputy saw Tredell Deshon Green running from the parking lot of the Townsend Justice Center toward the wreck. The 33-year-old told the deputy he had crashed the vehicle and then ran because he was scared, according to the affidavit.

“Green told (the deputy) he knew he messed up, so Mr. Green came back,” authorities said.

Green claimed to have drank six beers prior to the crash and, after taking a series of field sobriety tests, was arrested for driving under the influence, court documents show.

He made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday, where prosecutors formally charged him with the misdemeanor.

He entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

A jury trial will be scheduled.

Green, who told Judge Michael Patchen he works for a local construction company, faces a maximum possible penalty of six months behind bars if convicted.

The $26 million Townsend Justice Center opened in September 2009.

Contact William Browning at william.browning@trib.com or 307-266-0534.

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