Posted: Mar 20, 2013 11:05 AM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Mar 20, 2013 11:09 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Authorities on Tuesday impounded a car they believe is connected to a weekend hit-and-run that left a Corpus Christi man seriously injured.
Public records show the 2012 Ford Focus is registered to local environmental activist Patricia Suter, 87. The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is named after her and her late husband.
Suter's son, Hal, said he and his mother are cooperating with police, adding that his mother is a little shaken up. Their attorney, Mark DiCarlo, said there are some "unusual circumstances," about the case, adding that the public will know Suter's story soon enough.
The Ford was found by hit and run investigators near the corner of Chamberlain and Swantner, which is near Suter's home.
The car has visible damage to the front passenger side. The damage matches what police said they were looking for.
Richard Leshin, who was riding his bicycle on Ocean Drive Saturday morning when a car hit him from behind, said he hopes whoever is responsible gets more than a slap on the hand. "Right now, my first impression would be to the maximum [punishment], but if the facts are otherwise I'd certainly consider them."
Leshin is being treated for 2 broken vertabrae and a broken ankle.
As of today, no one is in custody and police have not made any comment on who they believe was driving the car on the day of the crash.
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