Arrest Made In Scott County Motorcycle Hit And Run
Yesterday, Thursday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office announced that an arrest had been made in connection to a hit and run accident that involved a motorcycle and a car in April. In a Facebook post, the Sheriff's Office names the 45-year-old suspect.
18-year-old Grant Skluzacek was heading west on County Road 21, also known as 185th Street, around 11 p.m. on April 29 when he was hit from behind by another motorist near Hobby Hills Trail in Credit River Township. The driver who hit him took off.
Authorities found a piece of a 1999 blue Honda Accord DX at the scene, and on Thursday found the alleged driver and arrested him, said Sheriff Luke Hennen.
In a Star Tribune article Skluzacek, 18, told authorities that he believes that the driver ran him down on purpose because the driver who hit him had turned off the headlights, then flipped them back on and sped up before slamming into his bike.
Skluzacek suffered a fractured wrist, along with some gashes that required stitches and lots of road rash.
It's not clear if and when charges will be made against the 45-year-old St. Paul man.