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Blotter: Man Flees Scene Following Crash into Fence

The following information has been supplied by the Upper Providence Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction

NEWTOWN SQUARE–At about 9:14 a.m. on Aug. 29, were dispatched to the area for a report of a vehicle crash on N. Ridley Creek and N. Feathering roads. 

Prior to police arriving on scene, the white Acura Legend fled the scene on N. Ridley Creek Road toward Chapel Hill Road after striking a fence, according to police.

The Acura then headed toward Newtown Square and found the vehicle traveling on Troop Farm Road at Guinevere Drive and detained the driver, a 34-year-old Media man, according to police.

The man was arrested and waived his rights and allegedly admitted to driving the Acura that struck and damaged the fence at N. Ridley Creek Road and fled the scene because his license was currently suspended, according to police.

A witness to the crash identified the Media man and the Acura, according to police. The man allegedly told police that a black vehicle entered the roadway in front of him and he had to abruptly turn in order to avoid a collision and struck the three-posted wooden fence, causing extensive damage to the fence, according to police.

Through an investigation, it was determined that the Media man had an active bench warrant out of Media District Court for several unpaid traffic tickets and several unpaid traffic tickets in Montgomery County, according to police.

The man received several citations, including driving under a suspended license. The Acura, with front end damage, was towed from the scene.

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