A man who witnessed an accident led police to the alleged suspect in a hit-and-run that resulted in injury, according to a Conway Police Department incident report.
Jonathan Orr, 29, of Conway, was arrested and cited for leaving the scene of an accident with injury, failure to yield, driving with a suspended license and failure to present proof of insurance.
According to La Tresha Woodruff, public information officer for the CPD, the man was witness to a collision at the traffic light at E Oak Street and Museum Road.
In the accident’s report it was recorded that Orr turned in front of another motorist out of turn at the light, striking another vehicle and injuring its 39-year-old female occupant.
The report did not state the extent of the woman’s injuries.
Woodruff said that the witness followed the vehicle from the area of the traffic light several miles to Dave Ward Drive.
"The witness followed in the direction of the vehicle and was able to give police a description and the license plate information," Woodruff said.
According to the report, the witness followed Orr until the subject abandoned his vehicle at Donaghey Court Apartments at South German Lane and fled on foot.
The report stated that officers responded to the location and were able to arrest Orr at Hartje Lane.
"The witness was able to positively identify the suspect from the accident as the driver," the report stated.
The witness who led police to Orr is a 29-year-old resident of Perryville.
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