Watertown police arrest man in hit and run accident

March 30, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Watertown police arrested a man Sunday night following a hit and run accident in the city.

Police were called just before 7:30 to First Avenue Northeast and Fifth Street where the accident occurred.

A vehicle driven by 24 year-old Oscar Gutierrez Arana ran a red light at the intersection and collided with a car driven by Melissa Sutton of Watertown. Arana then fled at a high rate of speed.

Police located his vehicle in the 2800-block of 9th Avenue Southeast and arrested him.

Charges include DUI, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving without a Valid License, and Failing to Obey a Traffic Signal.

There were no serious injuries in the collision.