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Police say man arrested for hit and run in his own neighborhood

Travis Beaty (Source: LMDC) Travis Beaty (Source: LMDC)
The area where the accident happened. The area where the accident happened.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's not very often that you hear about a suspect returning to a crime scene, but that's what police said one Louisville man did and now he's behind bars.

Travis Beaty, 29, is accused of being involved in a hit and run in his own neighborhood. Police said the Mt. Washington man he's accused of hitting with his car is at University Hospital with severe head trauma and other injuries. Police said he was found unconscious on the ground.

It all happened around 6:45 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Reality Trail and Vision Place. Samantha Lazrovitch and her grandmother Mildred looked outside their window and were surprised to see police cars.

"I woke up and saw the flashing lights," said witness Samantha Lazrovitch. "It's usually really peaceful."

"It's pretty scary," said Mildred Lazrovitch. "It really is, there are kids in the area."

After officers secured the scene, police said Beaty, started walked up asking what happened.

"I watched the guy with his hoodie, with his Mountain Dew and was who is this?," said Samantha Lazrovitch.

Police later discovered that Beaty was the driver that left the scene. Beaty drove around the neighborhood and parked his car in his driveway just a few doors down from the accident.

Police found his car had damage to the front bumper, hood and passenger side and a broken out windshield.

"They put him in handcuffs and in a unmarked cruiser," said Samantha Lazrovitch.

Beaty was arrested and came before a judge Wednesday morning. Police said Beaty has a suspended drivers license and admitted that he was on probation for criminal convictions relating to an assault charge.

Beaty has a criminal history dating back to 2002. This time he's facing charges of assault, leaving the scene of an accident and operating on a suspended or revoked license.

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