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Evansville man facing multiple charges following hit and run

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Derek Guessfeld, 30. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.) Derek Guessfeld, 30. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.)

Evansville Police say they have arrested 30-year-old Derek Guessfeld on multiple charges after he fled from a car wreck on Thursday afternoon.

EPD says officers responded to the wreck at Lincoln and Kentucky around 3:20 p.m.

Officers were told that a Ford truck was involved in the accident and that the driver had run from the area before officer arrived.

The other driver involved in the accident was injured and taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. EPD say an unattended vehicle that was in a parking lot was also struck.

Police say they found Guessfeld hiding in thick vegetation less than a block from the wreck.

Officers say they believe Guessfeld was intoxicated at the time.

Police say he was also driving with a suspended license and did not have vehicle insurance.

Guessfled was arrested and charged with:

  • Driving While License Suspended with Injury
  • OMVWI with Injury
  • Hit and Run with Injury
  • Driving while license suspended
  • No insurance
  • Hit and run property damage

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