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Police seek suspect in hit-and-run on Lawyers Lane

Columbus police are looking for a suspect after witnesses said the man collided head-on with a 2002 BMW 325i on Lawyers Lane and left the scene of the accident.

Misdemeanor and felony warrants have been issued for William Davis Tarver, 30, in the 3:30 p.m., July 3 accident that left the other driver in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Tarver’s stepson, a juvenile passenger in his car, was treated for a broken collarbone and head injuries at the hospital and released.

Police Cpl. Rosalyn D. Hall of the Traffic Division said Tarver was driving a 1982 Chevy Malibu while drag racing with a blue Ford Crown Victoria or Grand Maquis on Lawyers Lane near 10th Street when he collided with the BMW. The impact was so intense that the engine and transmission was dislodged from one of the vehicles.

Witnesses attempted to get Tarver to leave the injured juvenile at the scene but he refused. He is alleged to have entered the car he was racing with and left the scene.

Anyone with information on Tarver, the car he was racing with or his whereabouts should contact the Motor Squad/Hit and Run Unit or Crime Stoppers at 706-225-4040. Tarver is considered armed and dangerous and his arrest should be left to police.

Tarver is black, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He has tattoos of "White Boy" and "Westside" on his right arm and "Downtown" on his left arm.

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