Arrest Made in Evansville Hit and Run Involving A Pedestrian

Published 02/20 2014 09:54AM

Updated 02/20 2014 10:18AM

Evansville Police have one man in custody after an early morning hit and run involving a pedestrian Thursday. Officers were sent to Highway 41 and Walnut for reports of a pedestrian being hit around 5:30 am and the car had left the scene. Detectives say a witness called 911 and gave the vehicle description and license plate number. Police say they stopped the car Christopher Cole was driving, which was near the scene a few minutes later. Officials say Cole refused to perform any sobriety tests and was in possession of prescription narcotics without a prescription. Officers say Cole was intoxicated, he's been arrested and faces OMVWI, possession of narcotics, felony hit and run and other charges. The pedestrian we're told is recovering from minor injuries.

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