Sparks man charged in hit-and-run

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.



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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old Sparks man has been arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian.

Police say James Garoutte is charged with suspicion of fleeing the scene but is not at fault for running over a man who was lying in the road on Rock Boulevard on March 1.

Investigators say one driver had stopped to check on the condition of the downed man when another vehicle ran over him.

The witness got Garoutte's license plate number. Police arrested him on Saturday.

Detectives say a preliminary investigation indicates the 35-year-old pedestrian, Matthew Tittor, was at fault in the incident and may have been under the influence of alcohol. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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