Edwards man allegedly leaves scene of hit-and-run involving three vehicles in Russell
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:55 am

RUSSELL – State police arrested an Edwards man for allegedly leaving the scene of a hit and run accident involving three vehicles at 9:55 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Co. Rt. 17 and Dana Road.

Police allege that Robert C. Johnson, 25, Edwards, failed to yield the right of way while turning left from Dana Road onto Co. Rt. 17 and was struck by a second vehicle driven by Tammy Jo Burns, 41, Newton Falls, who was traveling south on Co. Rt. 17.

Police report Burns’ vehicle then careened across Rt. 17, striking a third vehicle parked unattended facing north on Rt. 17 in the front yard of 710 Rt. 17. The third vehicle was owned by Jason White.

According to police, Johnson then briefly spoke to Burns and gave her one of his car’s license plates, which had detached from his car and fallen to the ground during the accident. He then left the scene.

Johnson was charged with failure to yield the right of way entering a road, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

All tickets are returnable in Russell Town Court on Feb. 2.