RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police arrested a person of interest in a hit-and-run case on a marijuana possession charge on Wednesday, June 22.
The arrest came after officers observed a vehicle fitting the description of one involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Tuesday, June 21, police report.
After stopping the motorist and interviewing him about the accident, police could smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle before a small quantity was located, according to officials.
The motorist was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, police report.
Charges relating to the hit and run accident have not been filed at this time and are pending until the investigation is completed.
Ramapo police investigated 10 motor vehicle accidents on Wednesday.
Sites of the accidents include: Carlton Road in Monsey; Old Nyack Turnpike in South Spring Valley; two on Route 59 in Airmont; Route 59 in Monsey; Viola Road in Viola; Williams Avenue in Hillcrest; Orange Turnpike in Sloatsburg; Willow Tree Road in Wesley Hills; and Grotke Road in Chestnut Ridge.
Ramapo police officers responded to 146 calls for service on Wednesday, including 10 alarm activations, five fires and eight medical emergencies.
A total of four arrests were made, including charges for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.
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