Lexington police detectives searching for a driver who fled Wednesday after his vehicle hit a woman walking on the sidewalk on Unity Drive eventually found their suspect — already in jail.
Police said the woman, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries.
The investigation of the accident led detectives to Richard D. Hendron, who had been jailed Wednesday on charges of careless driving, having no insurance, having expired tags and driving on a suspended license, Lexington police Lt. Doug Pape said.
Hendron, 33, was charged Thursday with leaving the scene of an accident. He was scheduled to be re-arraigned at 1 p.m. Friday. Hendron is being held at the Fayette County jail.
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Hendron had been pulled over about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after police saw him driving on Waller Avenue on a tireless rim, according to police reports. About the same time, detectives were searching for the driver in the hit-and-run case.
Investigators eventually determined that Hendron fit the description of the hit-and-run driver, Pape said.