A Newport man was arrested Thursday after alleging placing a bicyclist together with his car then leaving the scene early that morning.
In response to a press launch from the Newport Police Division, at roughly 12:10 a.m., officers have been dispatched to Southwest Second and Excessive streets on a report of a pedestrian struck by a car, which subsequently left the scene with out rendering help.
Officers arrived and situated bystanders aiding a 37-year-old Newport man who was bleeding from the top. The investigation revealed a black 2006 Audi A4 automotive was touring westbound on Southwest Second when it struck an electrical bicycle ridden by the sufferer within the intersection of with Southwest Excessive Avenue. After placing the sufferer, the car continued west to Southwest Coast Avenue and left the realm, in keeping with police.
The sufferer was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, the Newport police launch states.
Proof on the scene led police to an tackle within the 900 block of Northwest Spring Avenue, the place the suspect car was situated. The alleged driver of the suspect car, 33-year-old Juan Carlos Novella Correo, of Newport, was taken into custody with out incident. He was booked into Lincoln County Jail on the cost failure to carry out the duties of a driver inflicting damage. It’s not clear but if he was charged with the crime as a Class B or Class C felony.
Newport Police have been assisted by Newport Hearth, Pacific West Ambulance, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Oregon State Police.