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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 1:42 pm | Updated: 1:55 pm, Mon Aug 11, 2014.

A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday after driving through a median and wrecking his car at a roundabout, according to a press release from the Arkansas City Police Department.

John Layfayette Levasseur, 47, of Wichita, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, careless driving leading to an injury accident and refusal of a preliminary breath test, the release states..

He was booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

The Arkansas City Police and Fire-EMS departments responded Saturday to the roundabout at the intersection of the U.S. 77 bypass and U.S. 166 for a report of a single-vehicle accident.

The initial report from a dispatcher was that the vehicle involved in the accident possibly was on fire, but when officers arrived, they determined there was no fire, according to the release.

During the investigation, officers learned a vehicle allegedly being driven by Levasseur originally was northbound on the U.S. 77 bypass.

Levasseur apparently failed to maneuver through the roundabout successfully and drove through the median, crossing two lanes of traffic and coming to a stop facing north in the southbound lane.

Officers learned he had been consuming alcohol and tested him for DUI.

The vehicle was disabled as a result of the accident and was towed from the scene, the release states.

Levasseur received minor injuries, but refused transport by EMS, according to the release. He later was taken to the county jail.

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