A Beatrice man whose license had been revoked from a DUI is accused of being behind the wheel during a crash, Sunday.
At around 9:45 p.m. Beatrice police responded to Fifth and Lincoln streets for a hit and run. The victim said she and a passenger were traveling west on Lincoln Street and a silver sedan ran the southbound stop sign, hitting the passenger rear side of the car.
The victim’s truck came to a rest on the grass on the north side of the street. The driver reported back pain following the crash and the passenger reported hitting her elbow during the crash.
The sedan lost part of the front fender and the license plate during the crash, which came back to a Toyota Camry. The registered owner was contacted and said that Munaf Tharis, 39, of Beatrice had been using the car.
Tharis was bleeding from the nose and lips and had multiple face injuries when talking to police. He allegedly admitted to driving the car at the time of the crash and said his injuries were from the air bag. He was placed under arrest for leaving the scene of an injury accident and driving during revocation.
Court documents state Tharis's license was revoked for 15 years in 2009 for a fourth offense DUI.