Fargo Man Charged After Hit-and-Run Incident Leaves Pedestrian Injured

Derek McClarren
Derek McClarren

MOORHEAD, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – 55-year-old Derek McClarren of Fargo is now facing serious legal repercussions following a hit-and-run incident in Moorhead. According to court documents, the event unfolded on March 26th around 12:29 p.m. in the 2400 block of 28th Avenue South.

Witnesses reported that individuals were attempting to extract a vehicle from a snowbank when McClarren, operating a pickup truck, allegedly struck one of the bystanders and fled the scene amidst blizzard-like conditions.

Law enforcement swiftly intervened and apprehended McClarren nearby. Upon investigation, alcohol was discovered in his vehicle.

McClarren has been charged with two felonies: criminal vehicular operation causing substantial bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident. Additionally, he faces misdemeanors for driving under the influence (DWI), driving while impaired, and reckless driving.

The gravity of the situation underscores the importance of responsible driving behavior, particularly in hazardous weather conditions, to prevent such unfortunate incidents.


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