MATTHEWS – Matthews officers responded to the Matthews Corners Shopping Center at 12:05 a.m. June 27 regarding a traffic crash involving a pickup truck into a tree.
During the investigation, officers received information that a pickup truck and driver fitting the same description had recently fled the scene of a traffic stop conducted by the Mint Hill Police Department.
The driver was identified as Blake Ryan Lubbers, 23, of Mint Hill.
Lubbers was arrested on charges of driving while impaired by the Mint Hill Police Department. He was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.