UPDATE:Police make arrest in Caldwell hit-and-run
Idaho State Police have arrested a suspect in a pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred Wednesday in Caldwell.
ISP issued an updated news release Tuesday evening. ISP said through an investigation they identified the suspected driver as Israel Nunez of Caldwell. He was taken into custody Monday night and booked into the Canyon County jail on felony leaving the scene of an injury crash.
According to online court records, Nunez was arraigned on charges Tuesday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is slated for Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
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Idaho State Police is asking for the public’s help in identified a suspect in a hit-and-run crash in western Idaho.
ISP said the crash occurred at about 1 a.m. near the intersection of State Highway 19, aka Simplot Blvd., and Payner Avenue in Caldwell.
Two adults were walking north across the highway when a westbound passenger car struck one of the pedestrians. The car is believed to be a Kia or Hyundai, ISP said in a news release. The car continued westbound on the highway, fleeing the scene. The car could be missing a passenger side headlight.
ISP said the pedestrian was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call ISP dispatch at 208-846-7550.