Police: Meridian teen arrested for Boise hit-and-run called 911

Police: Meridian teen arrested for Boise hit-and-run called 911

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Posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 1:05 PM

BOISE -- Boise Police say they have arrested a Meridian teenager involved in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Boise this morning.

Police say the hit-and-run happened around 7:11 a.m. on South 8th and West Myrtle streets.

Witnesses say a female bicyclist was riding north on 8th Street when she was hit in the intersection by a sport utility vehicle headed east on Myrtle Street. The driver of the SUV failed to stop for a red light and fled the scene after the crash.

Witnesses were able to give police a description of the suspect's vehicle - a 2003 Honda Element.

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. We are told her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening at this time. She was not wearing a helmet, but police say she did have lights on the front and back of her bike.

Officers say the driver of the Honda Element parked at a parking lot at East Warm Springs Avenue and South Straughn Avenue, then walked back toward the scene of the crash.

Alexander Thackery, 18, then called 911 and told dispatchers of his location about two blocks from the crash scene.

Thackery was interviewed by police and arrested. He is charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident and running a red light.

"First of all we want to determine, you know, did he know he had collided with a bicycle? And he did. Did he know that the bicyclist was injured? He did. And so those are key facts in our determining the cause and the charges that were appropriate," said Cpl. Scott McMikle with the Boise Police Department.

Police tell us Thackery should be arraigned Friday morning in Ada County court.

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