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Police: Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested, Was Drunk at Time of Crash

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Othownh Kir (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have found the driver they say left the scene of a hit-and-run accident Tuesday night and officials say he was drunk at the time of the crash.

The accident happened just before 7:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of University Avenue. Two people suffered minor injuries.

Sgt. Paul Parizek says the driver of one of the vehicles, 30-year-old Othownh Kir, left the scene of the crash. He was later found at a home in the 1100 block of 14th Place.

Hit and run crash in 1100 block of University. (WHO-HD)

Kir is facing charges of OWI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, reckless driving, and interference with official acts. He is also charged with two counts of willful injury.

Kir is being held in the Polk County Jail.

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