Poplar/Collins Collision Update [AUDIO]
The suspect who fled the scene of Wednesday’s Poplar/Collins accident has been arrested and charged.
Around noon on Wednesday, at the intersection of Poplar and Collins, thirty-nine year old, Dallas Wayne Horton allegedly ran a red light at a high rate of speed hitting two other vehicles, seriously injuring one of the other drivers.
According to affidavit, Horton was speeding away from the Albertsons on CY where an off-duty police officer confronted him about shoplifting nearly thirty-three dollars worth of meat.
Horton was located late Wednesday afternoon in the forty-two hundred block of West Yellowstone Highway after a drug court client reported to authorities that they had picked up Horton several blocks North of the collision.
In police interviews, Horton had said that on Wednesday morning, he was drinking and had taken cocaine and meth stating that he was, “doing as much as he could get his hands on.”
In his preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon, Horton entered a “not guilty” plea to the charges of: driving under the influence, duty to stop vehicle with injury accident, reckless driving, no insurance, and shoplifting. Bond was set at ten thousand dollars.