A 40-year-old man is in jail after hitting two small children with his truck, and trying to leave the scene Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from Salem Police Department.
At 1:49 p.m., Aug. 2, officers were called to the 2200 block of Navaho Ct. SE in Salem to a report of two small children being struck by a vehicle.
Officers were fielding multiple calls from people in the area, and learned the driver of the truck had gotten involved in a physical altercation with other people in the area.
When officers arrived, they learned a girl, 3, and a boy, 5, had been playing in the sidewalk when they were struck by a 2007 Ford truck backing out of a driveway.
The driver of the truck, Casper Ankin, 40, allegedly tried to leave the scene after hitting the children, but bystanders detained him until police arrived.
Both children were taken to a local hospital for treatment of what are believed not to be life-threatening injuries.
Ankin was arrested and taken to Marion County Jail on charges of DUII, reckless driving, two counts of third-degree assault, two felony counts of hit and run, and possession of methamphetamine.
At the time of this writing, Ankin’s booking photo is not available.