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Man Arrested Following Highland Hit-and-Run

The following information was supplied by the Highland Oakland County Sheriff Office substation. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

A 24-year-old Detroit man was arrested Oct. 20 after deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said he rear-ended a car at the intersection of Duck Lake and M-59 and then left the scene.

According to the report, immediately following the accident, the man got out of the car to exchange information with the woman who's car he hit. However, when the woman said she was calling police, the man grabbed his information out of her hand, got back into his car and left driving west on M-59, the report states.

A deputy at M-59 and Milford Road saw the vehicle at a pump at the Mobil gas station.

The deputy approached the vehicle and spoke with the man. The man, the report states, told the deputy that his girlfriend, a 23-year-old from Detroit, was driving his car around.

The deputy pointed out the damage on the front of the car, the report states, and asked the man and woman if they had been in an accident. The man, according to the report, said they had been but that it was a "civil issue" and had been handled because the other driver didn't have any damage.

The deputy then told the man that the other driver did have damage and accused the man of a hit-and-run, the report states. The man consented to returning to the scene of the accident, but, the report states, did not admit to being the driver. He and his girlfriend both said that she was the driver.

When they arrived back at the scene, the woman told the deputy that it was the man driving when her car was hit. After further questioning, the man admitted to being the driver, the report states.

The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Macomb County and issued citations for driving on an expired license and with an expired license plate.

He was turned over to the Macomb County Sheriff's Department for the warrant.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

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