The suspect was driving his parents' car when he rear-ended a pickup truck.
LAKE TWP. A former township man involved in a hit-skip crash in his parents' car fled the scene and drove to their home, parking the car in their garage.
When Uniontown Police arrived to confront the 23-year-old Akron man, he ran away, according to Stark County Jail records.
The jail records show that officers spent several hours looking for him until his mother brought him to the police department.
Uniontown Police were initially called at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday to State Route 619 and Mogadore Avenue NW where the young man had rear-ended a pickup truck stopped for a traffic light. He then drove about a mile to his parents' house in the Peppertree allotment. Sgt. Michael Batchik said no one was injured in the wreck.
When police arrested the young man, he told officers he has felony drug charges pending in Summit County.
Akron Municipal Court records show he was arrested in April on a felony drug abuse charge, but the case has not gone to trial.
Stark County court records show he was convicted in February of marijuana possession in Jackson Township and in 2016 of possession of hashish in North Canton. Each time he was given a suspended jail sentence.
Jailed on misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident, assured clear distance and obstructing official business, he was released on his own recognizance early Thursday morning pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.
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