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One person in custody after a hit-and-run crash in Colorado Springs

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 10:17:35-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS – One person is in custody after a hit-and-run accident at a busy intersection Saturday night.

Officers were called out to the intersection of East San Miguel St. and North Academy Blvd. around 7:26 p.m. Saturday.

A uniformed officer was on patrol in the area and noted a fresh fluid trail leading to a nearby apartment complex. The officer found the suspect and driver at that time and detained the suspect while additional officers responded to the scene.

Police says the suspect made a left-hand turn from Academy Blvd. in front of a second vehicle that was traveling north, causing the collision. The suspect vehicle then fled the area.

A passenger in the second vehicle suffered a non-life threatening injury and was treated at a local hospital.

The driver of the run vehicle was evaluated for DUI and arrested for the collision.