A man is accused of causing a car crash that sent two people to the hospital while driving drunk.
The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night on the westbound lanes of Route 2 between the Heisley and Center Street exits.
Anthony Longo, 35, of Euclid, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt when he rear ended a 1998 Plymouth Neon, Mentor Police Capt. Andrew Lehner said.
The Cobalt then went off the right side of the road. Longo then got out of his car and ran away, Lehner said.
Meanwhile, the Neon went to the left side of the road, struck the barrier and rolled onto its hood in the middle of the interstate, Lehner said.
The two women in the car -- Chanei Cable, 22, and Shanice Scott, 23, both of Cleveland -- got out of the car and safely to the side of the road. Then a semi truck struck their Neon again, Lehner said.
The Mentor Fire Department took Cable and Scott to Hillcrest Hospital as a safety precaution. Their injuries were not life threatening.
Mentor Police found Longo in the Hopkins-Hendrix neighborhood in the early morning hours of Friday, Lehner said. He appeared to be drunk but he refused to take a blood- or breath-alcohol test, Lehner added.
Longo was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and one count each of hit-skip, drunken driving, reckless operation and not having a driver's license.
He was arraigned Friday morning in Mentor Municipal Court. Judge John Trebets set his bond at $115,000, which was not posted.
Longo's next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18.