Suspect in hit-and-run surrenders

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of striking a woman with his vehicle while fleeing an accident turned himself into Coweta authorities on Thursday.

Around 4 p.m. on Feb. 7, an accident occurred at the Riptide Car Wash at 12 Baynard Drive, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. After going through the car wash and pulling up to the drying area, Ross Samuel Stewart, 33, ran into another vehicle, hitting it in the rear quarter panel.

According to Yarbrough, the woman who owned the vehicle dialed 911 to report the accident and Stewart got out of his vehicle. When the woman told Stewart she called police, he became very nervous, handed her his insurance information and got back in his vehicle to leave. While driving off, however, Stewart allegedly hit the woman with his vehicle, Yarbrough said — he did not believe she suffered any major injuries.

The woman told responding officers she could smell alcohol coming from Stewart’s vehicle, and she was able to get Stewart’s tag number, Yarbrough said. Authorities were able to identify Stewart and placed a warrant out for his arrest. Stewart turned himself in to the Coweta County Jail on Thursday and was charged with duty to report accident and aggravated assault with a vehicle.



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