A Casper man has been charged after being involved in a hit and run vehicle collision.

Twenty-six year old Joel Apland, has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI, leaving the scene, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

According to Casper police, on Saturday night April 7th, officers responded to a vehicle collision near First and Washington Streets.

When they arrived they found a vehicle that had one wheel torn from its axle and was severely damaged.

Investigators later found Apland who admitted to being the driver and that he had collided with a parked van.

He also admitted to drinking earlier in the evening and a breathalyzer showed that he had a blood alcohol content of point-one-one.

While searching Apland and his vehicle, officers found at least one beer can inside, and some marijuana.

He could face up to six months in prison if convicted.

Apland remains free on bond, awaiting trial.