Police arrest Meridian man in hit-and-run case

Police arrest Meridian man in hit-and-run case

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 4:21 PM

GARDEN CITY -- Garden City Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection to the hit and-run traffic collision that occurred on Saturday evening.

John French of Meridian is being held at the Ada County Jail. He's facing two felony charges -- leaving the scene of a crash and destruction of evidence.

French's 1995 Toyota 4Runner was seized as evidence. Detectives say they recovered evidence at the scene that connects the 4Runner to the collision.

Police say French hit 24-year-old Alan Beavers while he was crossing at Chinden Boulevard at Garrett Street Saturday night.

As of Tuesday night, Beavers was still listed in critical condition at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. His family says he has undergone several medical procedures and surgeries in an attempt to save his life.

French was arraigned this afternoon.  A judge set his bond at $50,000. 

He is due back in court on Sept. 11 for a preliminary hearing.

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