UPDATE: Dixon man arrested after running from car accident scene

UPDATE: DIXON, Illinois – Justin Charleston was arrested on July 21 after Dixon police initiated a traffic stop at 10:54 p.m.

Charleston had two outstanding warrants. One was related to a car crash, where he fled the scene after crashing and injuring a passenger. Charleston also had a Lee County Warrant for probation violation that included several charges, according to a Dixon Police Department press release.

Charleston was transported to Lee County Jail.

EARLIER: Police are looking for a man they believe crashed a car and left one person injured.

Officers responded to a traffic accident at 12:54 a.m. in the 1000 block of South Galena Avenue. Charleston had already left by the time officers arrived.

According to a press release by the Dixon Police Department, 22-year-old Justin M. Charleston of Dixon was driving the vehicle when it crashed. Charleston fled on foot, leaving the passenger with several injuries. The passenger was transported to a Rockford area hospital.

According to the release, “An arrest warrant for Charleston was obtained for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, a Class 2 Felony, Aggravated Reckless Driving, a Class 4 Felony, and several other traffic citations.”

Authorities say anyone with information on Charleston’s whereabouts should call the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-228-4488.

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