New Haven man pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a crash

(Photo Supplied/ Allen County Sheriffs Office)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A New Haven man pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash in Allen County Superior Court on Friday.

Roger A. Caley, 64, pleaded guilty to a count of failure to remain at the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury, a Level 6 felony, according to the News-Sentinel.

The plea agreement would have him serve one year in prison and another 18 months on probation. Caley would not be allowed to drive during that time.

At about 11:25 a.m. Monday, May 2, a highway worker was on I-469 a couple miles east of U.S. 27. While he was working, a red Ford pick-up truck hit him.
When officers stopped the red truck, Caley was in it. He told police he hit a construction barrel. He later admitted to police that a blonde construction worker caught his eye while he was driving on I-469. He also eventually told police the truck he was driving did hit a man.

The construction worker was rushed into surgery to reconnect his arota valve. He was also treated for a lacerated spleen, a lacerated kidney, broken ribs and minor head injuries.

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