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A 42-year-old man charged with crashing a stolen truck on Wednesday allegedly told police he was blackout drunk at the time, that all he remembers is that the day before was “Taco Tuesday” and that he “loves tacos.”

On Wednesday, a Missoula police officer was dispatched to the 1400 block of Van Buren Street for a reported hit and run in which a truck crossed the center line and then hit a fence.

Donald Eugene Olsen, the alleged driver, ran away, according to a court affidavit.

He was found nearby and after performing poorly on field sobriety tests was arrested and provided a blood sample. He allegedly admitted to having been drinking and told the officer he had blacked out.

The owner of the truck told police he had left the keys inside and it had been stolen from outside his workplace earlier in the day.

At the jail, Olsen allegedly told an officer he did not remember what happened on Wednesday. When asked what he did remember Olsen said he knew the day before had been “Taco Tuesday” and added “I love tacos.”

Olsen, who is charged with felony theft, misdemeanor driving under the influence and four other misdemeanors related to the crash, is being held on $2,500 bail.

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Crime reporter for the Missoulian.