CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City man was arrested Saturday after allegedly hitting a parked car and then leaving the scene, only to be found a few blocks away from where the crash occurred passed out in a neighborhood driveway.
Cedar Public Safety dispatched officers from Cedar City Police Department to the 200 block of 625 North at about 4 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a hit-and-run accident.
When police responded to the scene, the driver was not with his vehicle, police Public Information Officer Jimmy Roden said. Instead, the man was found “within a few blocks of the accident in a driveway, passed out near the suspect vehicle,” he said.
Elvis F. Wall, 59, was arrested and charged with a class B misdemeanor for failure to remain at an accident; a class C misdemeanor for unsafe lane change; and a third-degree felony for driving under the influence.
Wall was allegedly traveling east on 625 North when the black KIA that he was driving crossed the lane and smashed into a parked white Honda, Roden said.
Witnesses on the scene confirmed to officers that they saw Wall hit the Honda, Roden said, then get out of the KIA and leave.
Wall was placed into the custody of the Iron County Jail at 6 p.m. Saturday. As of 10:45 a.m. Monday, Wall was still in custody. His bail is scheduled at $7,500, bondable.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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