Last night, 04/28/17, Spokane police arrested Leslie A. Hester (33) for one count of felony Hit and Run (Attended).
Charges stem from a crash on 04/23/17 at approximately 2050 hours at the intersection of SE Blvd and 11th Ave. (Spokane News first posted this on Facebook and can be found HERE) Â Hester and Daniel Inwood collided in the intersection. Inwood was riding a motorcycle and lost his leg as a result of the crash.Â Hester then fled the scene.Â Left at the scene was a driverâ€™s-side taillight assembly from Hesterâ€™s vehicle.Â The assembly was collected as evidence and later provided to local media in an attempt to locate the vehicle and driver.
On 04/28/17 a citizen contacted and SPD patrol officer with information regarding Hester.Â Traffic Collision Investigator Ofc. Paul Taylor arrived and concluded the evidence collected was from Hesterâ€™s vehicle.Â Hester then spoke with investigators and was subsequently arrested and charged with Hit and Run (felony).Â She was booked into Spokane County Jail.
Spokane Police would like to send a heart-felt thank you to everyone who aided this investigation.Â Hester was arrested because of the cooperation of local media, SPD patrol officers and responsible citizens.Â Â Thanks to all of you.
Ofc. Shane Phillips
Public Information Officer
Spokane Police Department