HENDERSON, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Following an accident earlier this year, the Henderson City Attorney’s Office approved the filing of hit-and-run charges against a Henderson Police officer.
Officer Gary Hargis, 47, was given a summons for misdemeanor hit-and-run charges on December 5, according to HPD. Hargis is charged with failing to stop at an accident, failure to maintain lane, and failure to provide information to a party involved in a car accident.
According to HPD records, the accident occurred on October 13 at Greenway Road and E. Van Wagenen Avenue. According to witnesses, a dark gray SUV struck a motorcycle. According to witnesses, the SUV fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
According to the rider, the automobile hit him in the leg. According to an officer on the scene, the rider suffered bruises on his leg and a broken headlight.
According to reports, the motorcyclist’s buddy followed the SUV driver to a neighboring apartment. When the driver exited the vehicle, his companion approached and informed him that they had struck his friend. According to the incident report, the driver stated the biker struck him. According to the acquaintance, the SUV driver was possibly inebriated.
A check of the records revealed that the automobile was registered to Hargis’ wife. When authorities attempted to ask Hargis about the collision, he refused to answer any questions.
Hargis was recruited by the city on August 28, 2000, according to HPD. Hargis has been placed on paid administrative leave awaiting the outcome of the inquiry.
Earlier this year, Hargis cast a vote of no confidence in HPD Chief Thedrick Andres. The Henderson Police Officers Association is led by Hargis.
Credits: Fox 5 Vegas
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