A Blacksburg man was transported to the hospital early Wednesday morning and then later booked after crashing his car just north of downtown Blacksburg, according to police.

Tanner Carlat , 21, was transported to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery with minor injuries, according a town police news release.

Once released from the hospital, Carlat was charged with driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated and placed in the custody of the Montgomery County Jail.

Blacksburg police, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, responded to a car crash on the 1000 block of Progress St., according to the release.

The car ran off the road and struck a utility pole and fence. The car then flipped over and struck the front porch of a house.

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Yann Ranaivo covers local government and politics in the New River Valley, including Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford and Montgomery County.

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