Richard Sparks Charged In Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision
A Casper man is accused of a hit-and-run with a pedestrian.
Fifty-three year-old Richard Sparks faces misdemeanor charges of driving while under suspension, and failing to stop at a stop sign.
Casper police say around 8pm Tuesday, January 15th, officers responded to the intersection of East 5th and South Durbin Streets for an accident with injuries.
Witnesses say a vehicle had struck Joseph Miller then left the scene.
The vehicle was located a short time later by investigators, but Sparks claimed he didn’t hit anyone, but also didn’t know why dust and dirt had been removed from the driver’s side front fender of his vehicle.
A witness to the collision was able to identify the vehicle to police.
Miller ended up with broken bones.
Sparks is being held on $750 bond awaiting trial.
He could receive up to six months in jail if convicted.