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Police Find Hit and Run Driver

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with injuries suffered in a recent motor vehicle crash in La Porte.  33-year-old Mitchell Taviner Papp is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 6 Felony, Leaving the Scene of an Accident.


On the night of April 26th, police documents indicate Papp ran a red light at East Lincolnway and Boyd Boulevard and broadsided a vehicle driven by Susana De La Torre.  Papp, of La Porte, then allegedly fled on foot.


According to police, De La Torre was taken to the hospital with broken ribs and other possible injuries.  Papp appeared to suffer an injury to his face.  Authorities state his passenger, 24-year-old Lilly Schmidt, suffered a possible concussion and apparently a broken arm and ribs.


Papp, who was arrested about a week later, could face an up to 30-month sentence.

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