A 27-year-old man was arrested following a crash early Monday morning.  According to the Moberly Police Department, officers responded to reports of an accident at Emerson and Highway 24.  Police said they located a vehicle leaving the scene.  They later made contact with the unidentified 27-year-old and a 30-year-old passenger.  The 27-year-old was taken into custody on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated.  Formal charges are pending.  The passenger was released.  No injuries were reported.

Press Release from the Moberly Police Department

On September 16, 2013 Moberly Police responded to Emerson at Hwy 24 regarding a motor vehicle accident, with unknown injuries. Moberly Police located a vehicle leaving the scene and later made contact with the driver, a 27 year old male and passenger a 30 year old male. Moberly Police arrested the 27 year old male for leaving the Scene of an Accident and DWI. The passenger was released at the scene and the 27 year old male was unable to post the required bond and was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center, where he is being held pending formal charges. The driver and passenger did not sustain any injuries.