Anchorage police on Friday arrested the driver in a September hit-and-run collision that badly injured a pedestrian and caused doctors to amputate the victim's leg, a police spokeswoman said.
Luke M. Jerde, 20, was driving the red Pontiac Fiero that slammed into Zachary Mohs, 27, as Mohs crossed Arctic Boulevard the night of Sept. 20, police said. The Fiero sped off, and paramedics later rushed Mohs to a hospital. Mohs' crushed leg would later be amputated above the knee.
Two days later, officers found the Fiero abandoned in a wooded area about two miles away, police said. On Friday, Jerde was charged with assault, failing to render aid, reckless driving, evidence tampering and driving without insurance, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said.
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By CASEY GROVE