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Suspect charged in hit-and-run that left pedestrian injured in Ottawa County

The driver, a 42-year-old from Wyoming, was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury and Failing to Stop at a Personal Injury Accident.
Credit: Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
Ryan Bowen

ROBINSON, Michigan — A pedestrian was hospitalized after a hit-and-run in Robinson Township in October, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office reports. Police say the suspect has now been charged.

Around 5:55 p.m. on Oct. 3, officers responded to the scene of Felix's Marina, located at 14023 Green Street. When they arrived, a man says he was hit by a vehicle. 

Investigation shows the pedestrian, a 72-year-old man from Spring Lake, was walking West on the shoulder of Green Street when they were struck from behind by a pickup truck. 

The truck did not stop and continued West on Green. The pedestrian was hospitalized at North Ottawa Community Hospital with broken bones and internal injuries.

Officers received a tip that lead investigators to an address in Grand Haven. The vehicle at the residence matched the description given by witnesses. 

Police say the Ford F-150 had recent damage consistent with the evidence at the scene. The truck was seized by police.

The driver has now been identified as 42-year-old Ryan Bowen of Wyoming. He was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury and Failing to Stop at a Personal Injury Accident.

Bowen turned himself in after formal charges were made. He was arraigned on Nov. 30. His bail was set at $15,000, which he posted.

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