Man Behind Bars Following Hit and Run Accident

Man Behind Bars Following Hit and Run Accident


A hit and run accident landed one Odessa man behind bars.

Jerald Hart was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Officers responded to 42nd and Tanglewood in reference to a major crash.

An investigation revealed a Toyota Tundra hit an Altima then fled the scene.

The tundra then was spotted driving across several sidewalks, hit a bridge railing and came to rest after hitting a tree.

Several witnesses were able to hold the driver, who was later identified as Hart.

Police say they found marijuana inside of his truck

They also say hart failed a sobriety test.

Hart also has three prior convictions for the same charge in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The driver of the Altima was treated for minor injuries.