A 57-year-old man was arrested Friday after crashing his car through a garage in Mandan early Friday morning, hitting a man inside and dragging him underneath his car.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. Friday in the Meadow Park trailer court, according to Mandan Police. The victim, a 65-year-old man, was sitting in a garage next to his trailer when a car came crashing through. The vehicle hit him, backed up and dragged him outside. It then took off.

The man's wife heard the crash and then called an ambulance for her husband. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he needed more than 20 stitches, according to Lt. Lori Flaten.

Flaten said the vehicle left behind parts, including a fender and a piece of a headlight, which police used to track down the suspect. Some of the pieces had numbers on them, which officers used to search online. They found it matched an older, tan-colored Buick.

An officer working the day shift Friday morning drove around looking for a vehicle that matched that description. The officer found the suspect's vehicle a few blocks away in a different trailer park. Officers made contact with the suspect and arrested him later that afternoon for reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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