Driver faces charges in hit-and-run at Muscatine High School

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An 18-year-old man faces multiple charges after police say he hit someone with his car at Muscatine High School and fled.

Muscatine Police were called to the school on Dec. 16 around 3:30 p.m., police say in a news release. They say the victim was hired by the school to direct traffic, and was trying to stop the driver, identified as Rudy Rada, from driving in an unauthorized direction.

Rada stopped his vehicle for a moment, then accelerated toward the victim, hit the person as he left the parking lot, and caused the victim to fall to the ground.

Rada fled the scene without stopping, the release says. The victim was injured.

Rada was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon (vehicle), reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and having no valid driver’s license.

Police ask anyone with additional information about the incident to call Detective Jeff DeVrieze or Lt. David O’Connor at Muscatine Police Department, 563-263-9922, at extensions 611 or 608.

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