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Hit-and-run suspect sought by police turns himself in

May 8, 2012 |  1:47 pm

Steve SmithThe driver suspected of seriously injuring a 57-year-old Los Angeles woman and her 5-year-old foster son in a hit-and-run last week was arrested Monday after turning himself into authorities.

Steve Smith, 43, was booked in the Metropolitan Detention Center on felony charges of hit-and-run, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Detectives on Saturday sought the public’s help in finding Smith, a day after he allegedly hit the woman and child as they crossed Broadway at 41st Street. Investigators said the driver of the silver 1991 Toyota Previa initially stopped, but fled on foot before identifying himself or helping the pair, as required by law.

The woman and her son, whose names have not been released, were in stable condition at an area hospital following the incident, police said.

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Photo: Steve Smith. Credit: LAPD

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