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Man arrested for abandoning truck on railroad

Police arrested a man who allegedly left his pickup damaged and running on the railroad tracks on Friday in Mitchell. Adam Hruska, 26, of Mitchell, arrived at the Mitchell Department of Public Safety and was arrested on Friday afternoon, hours af...

Police arrested a man who allegedly left his pickup damaged and running on the railroad tracks on Friday in Mitchell.

Adam Hruska, 26, of Mitchell, arrived at the Mitchell Department of Public Safety and was arrested on Friday afternoon, hours after police found his 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 damaged and running at 7:30 a.m. on the railroad tracks in western Mitchell, said Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Terry Reyelts.

According to Reyelts, Hruska came to the police department of his own accord and admitted to driving his pickup into a railroad transfer switch and leaving the scene because he was afraid.

Hruska was driving west on Eighth Avenue, Reyelts said, when he turned toward the railroad tracks and struck the transfer switch, which sustained about $1,000 in damage.

The truck sustained about $1,500 in damage and was towed from the scene. It was returned to Hruska when he was released from custody.

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Hruska was charged with hit and run causing property damage, a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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