Two weeks after a hit-and-run driver hurt his wife, a 52-year-old Gig Harbor man drove around looking for the SUV that knocked her off her bicycle and caused a concussion.
He found the vehicle on Fox Island, took photos of the damaged side mirror and called authorities to report his find.
Now, Gregory McCormak Andrews is charged with vehicular assault and failure to remain at the scene of an injury accident. He is to be arraigned Aug. 17. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest Monday.
The accident occurred July 12 near 42nd Street Court Northwest and Ray Nash Drive Northwest in Gig Harbor. A passerby found the bicyclist lying along the road and called 911.
According to charging papers, a witness later told authorities he confronted Andrews before the hit-and-run, after he saw the man driving erratically on Kopachuck Drive Northwest. Andrews admitted he had been drinking, apologized and agreed to pull over to speak with the witness, charging papers state.
Witnesses who saw the erratic SUV before the accident gave a description of the vehicle to investigators. The bicyclist’s husband got the information and eventually found the SUV.
Pierce County sheriff’s deputies went to speak with Andrews and noted damage on his vehicle consistent with damage on the victim’s bike. Andrews denied hitting anyone and said the broken side mirror probably was caused by blackberry vines along his driveway.
Andrews told deputies he didn’t think he’d hit the victim, according to the documents, but “also stated, ‘If I hit her, can you tell her I’m really sorry.’”firstname.lastname@example.org