The driver of a vehicle involved with a hit and run accident in Silverton on Sept. 27 was apprehended in Ouray County at U.S. Highway 550 mile marker 104.3 around 8 p.m. that same day.
“Silverton aired a report of a possible hit and run in San Juan County,” said Ridgway Marshal David “Scotty” Scott. According to Scott, the vehicle, a silver Chevy Silverado with New Mexico plates, was identified by Ridgway Deputy Marshal Jeff Hunt and Ouray County Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah Franklin.
The male driver, Kenneth Small, 40, of Aztec, N.M., was arrested by the sheriff's office with assistance from the marshal's department.
Franklin charged Small with driving under the influence and transported him to the Montrose County Jail. He was also issued a citation for failure to notify police of an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.