A Findlay man was injured early Saturday when his car ran off East Melrose Avenue and hit a tree, Findlay police reported.

Renato Ugarte, 26, was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital by Hanco Ambulance after the 2:51 a.m. crash, police said.

Ugarte was westbound on Melrose, near Breckenridge Road, in a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass when the car went off the south side of the road and struck a tree, police said.

Police said Ugarte tried to leave the accident scene on foot, but an officer found him nearby.

Ugarte was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to control, police said.

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