Christmas Day Plymouth Police investigated a hit and run accident.
Just before 4 a.m. December 25th city police were dispatched to 900 West Harrison Street for a hit and run accident.
As officers were responding to the area, officers gained additional information allowing them to locate the suspect vehicle at 309 West Harrison Street. The vehicle was still running, and a male was in the driver’s seat. Officers observed damage to the suspect vehicle consistent with what the victim reported.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 55-year-old Jesus Isabel Matute of the 300 block of Harrison Street in Plymouth.
Following an investigation, it was determined that Isabel-Matute was highly intoxicated. He was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated – endangerment, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC over .15, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, and operator never licensed.
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