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Arrest made in hit-and-run that put child in the hospital

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Spokane police arrested a man suspected of injuring a child in a Monday hit-and-run.

Damon J. Ashe, 36, was charged with vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run.

The hit-and-run happened just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of North Post Street and West Alice Avenue. A boy was crossing the street when he was hit by an early 2000s Buick Regal, according to witnesses.

The child was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken to a local hospital.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and city police spoke to Ashe after he reported his 1998 Buick Regal stolen. Ashe was arrested on the 2700 block of North Pines Road on Tuesday afternoon.

The Buick was found hidden outside of Spokane, according to police.

Ashe is a felon with multiple other convictions in Spokane County. He did not have a valid driver’s license.

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