FD man arrested, charged with child endangerment in OWI hit and run

A Fort Dodge man was jailed on Tuesday after Fort Dodge Police tracked him down at a local restaurant following a hit and run crash on Fifth Avenue South.

According to FDPD Sgt. Jody Chansler, the crash happened in the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and 30th Street around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Court records show that John Michael Limon, 46, of Fort Dodge, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer and failed to stop after hitting another vehicle in the roadway.

Chansler said officers began to search for the vehicle after it left the scene, and they were assisted by a trail of leaking fluid, but eventually lost the trail. A short while later, officers received a call that led them to Perkins, 511 S. 32nd St., where they located Limon with the vehicle.

The Iowa State Patrol assisted in the accident investigation and arrest of Limon, Trooper Paul Gardner said. He said the ISP will be charging Limon with operating while intoxicated and that Limon refused chemical testing.

The FDPD also charged Limon with felony child endangerment because a child in his vehicle was not properly buckled in and sustained injuries in the crash, and he failed to seek medical attention for the child until officers called emergency medical services after tracking Limon to Perkins.

The child was taken by ambulance to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, Chansler said. He said he believed the child’s injuries were not serious.

Additional charges include:

• Possession of marijuana, first offense

• Possession of drug paraphernalia

• Leaving the scene of an accident

• No insurance

Limon will have his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court this morning.


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