On Friday at 12:48 AM, the Hays Police Department responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident at 2900 Willow. A Ford pickup had left the roadway, struck the house, and then fled the scene. The crash caused considerable damage to the home, but there were no injuries. Officers located the run vehicle in the 300 Blk of E 33rd St.
“The driver, Michael A. French, 24, Hays, was arrested and cited for DUI, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, and Failure to Report an Accident. The Hays Fire Department and Midwest Energy also responded to this accident and assisted in making the scene safe.”
The home damaged by French’s vehicle was the same one previously reported to have a gas leak that emergency crews were dispatched to after midnight.