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Police Catch Iowa Hit-and-Run Suspect With Public Help

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

A 57-year-old Iowa driver is suspected to be the culprit in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place in the early hours of Sunday, October 27. After 21-year-old Montrose, Iowa resident William Joseph Londrie was transported to Blessing Hospital via air ambulance with serious injuries, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office asked for public assistance through news outlets and social media to identify the person responsible.

As a result, West Point, Iowa resident Randolph Lee Andrews is in police custody as the incident remains under investigation. Authorities gathered vehicle debris from the accident scene on County Road 103 and immediately asked the public to help them find a 2001-05 red Grand Am.

At Andrews’ home, police found a vehicle with extensive damage to the front passenger side quarter panel that had lost its passenger side rear view mirror and matched the description. Andrews is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which is a serious felony.

Additionally, a Davenport, Iowa teen drive faces serious charges for his involvement in a crash that sent three people to the hospital. The teenager hit two pedestrians and the impact also sent his passenger to the hospital.

Fortunately, everyone is expected to recover, but the teen is being charged with three felony counts of driving under the influence and one charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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