JOPLIN, Mo. — About 3:15 p.m. Joplin Dispatch were alerted to a non-injury hit and run crash near 44th and South Main. A silver Chrysler 300 fled the crash and traveled southbound. Tipsters told us they witnessed the car drive through Kum and Go at 50th and South Main then continue south on Main.
Just south of the Joplin city limits at River Road, just north of the Redings Mill bridge, the vehicle overturned in a crash, taking out a highway sign. And the male driver fled on foot.
Newton County Deputies located the injured male driver about 1/4 mile east in a wooded area. He was arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol and then released to seek medical care at Freeman West for moderate, non-life threatening injuries.
- Dustin Harp, 37, of Neosho will face charges in Newton County for:
- C&I driving (careless and imprudent)
- Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash with injury
- Possession of marijuana
It is unknown what charges he will face regarding the first crash in the city of Joplin. Those charges could be added to the Newton County charges if they are upgraded to felony charges. Or they could be submitted to the City of Joplin Prosecutors office.
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