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Officers follow trail of vehicle fluid to suspect who left scene

Jun 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The 20-year-old Riverton man was charged with underage drinking and leaving the site of an accident.

Jordan Weber, 20, of Riverton, was arrested Wednesday after allegedly striking a parked pickup truck with his vehicle in the 200 block of East Fremont Avenue, then leaving the scene of the crash.

Officers said they found the damaged truck at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The blue 1995 Ford pickup reportedly was unoccupied and sitting in the middle of the intersection of East Fremont Avenue and North Third Street East.

"It had been hit from the rear and pushed," Riverton Police Department Capt. C.T. Smith said Thursday. "It was hit hard enough it pushed it out into the intersection."

He said the truck sustained more than $1,000 in damage and was towed from the area.

Follow the trail

Officers noticed a trail of vehicle fluid that led away from the scene. They said they followed the path to Weber's white 2005 Chevy pickup truck, which was parked at his home in the 500 block of North 15th Street East.

"He was inside of the residence," Smith said. "And (officers) found that he had been drinking."

Weber was arrested for underage drinking and for the hit and run, as well as on a Fremont County warrant for failure to appear.

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