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SPOKANE, Wash-Spokane police have arrested a suspect in a hit and run collision near 3rd Ave. and Lincoln St. The incident occured on Monday night around 10:55pm.  The suspect vehicle fled in a light colored panel van, east on 3rd Ave. 

Spokane Police Traffic Corporal Dave Adams received an anonymous tip late Wednesday night.  Cpl. Adams developed a probable cause to arrest Andrew W. Neelands, 85 years old, for felony hit and run.  Cpl. Adams impounded the suspect vehicle, a 1981 tan Ford van. 

Officer Tracie Meidl arrested Neelands at the 200 block of South Fiske.  She then booked Neelands into jail for striking the pedestrian and failing to stop and render reasonable assistance, as well as providing his personal information, as required by law.

The 30 year old victim remains at Deaconess Medical Center in stable condition with multiple fractures and internal injuries. 

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
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