WOLCOTTVILLE, IN – Eye witness accounts were likely able to help authorities find a suspect in a hit/skip incident.

According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in early Tuesday morning at around 2:20 A.M. on a report of a hit/skip crash at 3460 South County Road 1145 East.

A witness told authorities that a subject driving a dark colored truck backed into a parked SUV. Reports indicate that the subject then left the scene.

A LaGrange County Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect, identified as Daniel Ritchie and the suspect vehicle.

According to police, the suspect vehicle was parked behind Ritchie’s residence.

Ritchie was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash. He was booked in at the LaGrange County Jail.