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Hit-and-run suspect receives felony conviction

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The Washoe County District Attorney's Office announced that a recent trial has resulted in a felony conviction on a charge of failing to stop at the scene of a crash.

Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew Lastine, of Sparks, left the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Jan. of 2016, in which he hit the victim's car injuring the female passenger.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Jan. 6 in the area of 5th Ave. and Sun Valley Blvd.

Lastine crashed his truck into the back of an SUV where the passenger sustained a neck injury.

Lastine's license plate came off during the crash, which assisted troopers and deputies in locating him at his home a half mile from the scene.

The Sparks man's truck had obvious damage on it and he was located in his bedroom hiding under the covers.

During the trial, the Deputy District Attorney presented evidence that linked Lastine to the scene and to the accident.

Testimony included finding Lastine's damaged truck smoking in the driveway of his home with his footprints in the snow leading to the front door.

Sentencing in this case is set for May 3, 2017 and Lastine faces up to 20 years in prison.

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