Police have arrested a 27-year-old Lawrence man as a suspect in a Friday morning hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian in downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said officers were called around 1:45 a.m. after a 21-year-old Lawrence woman walking across the 600 block of Massachusetts Street was struck by a vehicle.
The vehicle had left the scene.
“Witnesses at the scene provided the description of the vehicle to police,” Murphree said.
Police later found the suspected vehicle and arrested the driver, Michael Lee Hogg, in the 500 block of Congressional Drive, which is northwest of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Hogg was arrested on charges of DUI, leaving the scene of an injury accident and failing to report an accident.
He posted $800 bond and was given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court.
Murphree said the woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The woman’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, she said.