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Leelanau County man arrested in pedestrian hit and run

A Leelanau County man is in custody following a hit and run Thursday morning.

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Glen Arbor man was arrested for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with his car.

Around 8:48 a.m. Thursday, Leelanau County Sheriff's Deputies and Glen Lake Fire and Rescue were called to the scene of a hit and run.

The crash happened on Western Avenue in Glen Arbor near Oak Street.

Deputies said a 45-year-old Boyne City man had just stepped down from his dump truck when he was hit by a red Toyota car.

According to witnesses at the scene, the man was thrown and landed on the road.

Deputies said the suspect was seen turning around, coming back to the scene and then leaving.

Witnesses were able to describe the suspect and the vehicle.

Shortly after the crash, a National Parks Law Enforcement Ranger reported the suspect vehicle was seen driving southbound on Dunns Farm Road at a high speed.

Deputies said they found the vehicle at the Glen Lake High School parking lot and the suspect was found on a bus headed to the high school state basketball tournament.

The suspect a 64-year-old Glen Arbor man was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

The suspect is lodged in the Leelanau County jail.

The victim was taken to Munson Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

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