Man arrested after hit-and-run spree in Tulsa


By John Dobberstein, Editor

Tulsa police arrested a man Tuesday after he stole a chainsaw, rammed fences and tried to run down construction workers.

Officers were called out to 500 E. 6th St. at 9:30 a.m. to investigate a hit-and-run. The suspect vehicle, a white Isuzu Rodeo, rammed three gates, then fled the scene

Five minutes later, police said they were called out to 1000 E. 5th Pl. to investigate the same Isuzu that had rammed fence posts, tried to run over construction workers, before the suspect allegedly stole a chainsaw.

At 10:10 a.m., officers received a call that the same Isuzu rammed a fence at 10 S. Xanthus Ave. and the driver was trying to flee the scene.

When officers arrived they found the suspect, Austin Hingey, by the wrecked out Isuzu trying to get it started. Hingey was taken into custody and the stolen chainsaw was recovered.

Hingey was taken to the hospital, then eventually booked into the Tulsa County Jail for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 2 counts of malicious injury to property exceeding $2,500, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident (2 counts), along with improper tag and no insurance

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