Charleston police seeking hit and run driver
Charleston police are looking for help identifying a vehicle that hit a moped and kept going early Saturday morning.
An SUV hit a moped at Folly Road and Rivers Point Row about 2 a.m. Saturday and left the scene of the accident, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said.
The SUV hit the moped after the rider accidentally laid it down making a right turn onto Folly Road, according to the incident report. The rider was conscious when help arrived but was taken to Medical University Hospital for evaluation of lacerations, according to the report.
The rider, Ryan Harvey Rush, 30, of Theresa Drive, was charged with driving under the influence.
Witnesses said the SUV made no attempt to stop after hitting the moped and rider and continued driving north on Folly Road. They said the SUV was an older model Chevrolet Suburban, possibly white. It may have damage to the front end from the collision.
Anybody with information can call the police department at 577-7434 or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.