Manhattan Teen Arrested for DUI After Hit & Run Accident

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Manhattan teenager is facing charges after Riley County police say he fled the scene of an accident and ended up being detained by citizens in a nearby neighborhood.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 9 PM, the Riley County Police Department received a report of a hit and run accident at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimball Avenue between a 1989 Plymouth Reliant and a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Officials say the driver of the Reliant, 18-year-old Dylon Babcock, fled the scene westbound on Kimball Avenue in the opposing lanes of traffic before turning south on North Manhattan Avenue. A passerby in a red Dodge Dakota witnessed the accident and decided to follow the Reliant.

According to police, Babcock turned into the Blue Hills Road and Bluestem Terrace neighborhood where he struck several objects, including mailboxes and the Dodge Dakota that was following him. In the end, Babcock's Reliant got stuck in a front yard on Bluestem Terrance and he "was detained on scene by citizens until officers arrived," according to an RCPD press release on the incident.

Babcock was arrested and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Battery (for striking the Dodge Dakota intentionally, according to RCPD spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kyle) and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

No one was injured.

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