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Brinkmeyer charged in hit and run with school bus

By submitted, 04/22/19 2:20 PM

HOPE – On April 22, at approximately 7:35 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 355 and Highway 174 South in reference to a hit and run accident, involving a Spring Hill school bus.  Dispatch advised that the suspect vehicle was an older red Chevrolet truck and that had left the scene of the accident, with front end damage.

Upon arrival, Cpl. Micheal Braddock made contact with the bus driver, Greg Huckabee.  Huckabee advised everyone on the bus, including him, was fine.  He also said the suspect was Mark Brinkmeyer and that he was possibly heading to his residence on Hempstead 8. Cpl. Braddock and Deputy Luke Sorensen located Brinkmeyer and the truck in the 200 block of Hempstead 8.      

Brinkmeyer was transported to the HCDF where he was booked on leaving the scene of an accident, fictitious license plates, driving while license suspended and no proof of insurance. Brinkmeyer also had a failure to appear warrant from Hope Police.