Tuesday’s hit and run with train
By Nathan French
The Dallam County Sherriff’s Office has released further details regarding Tuesday’s hit and run accident with a train near Dalhart. Bobby Grant Hayes, a 55-year-old white male was arrested Tuesday afternoon at M&S Body Shop where he left the damaged Dodge pickup that was involved in the collision with the train.
Hayes collided with the train at a crossing off of Andy James Road outside of town and left the scene and maneuvered the damaged pickup through town to M&S Body Shop. He then told an M&S employee to “be quiet and don’t say anything.” However, the vehicle was located. Hayes drove to the location of the damaged pickup in another vehicle. Officers questioned Hayes and arrested him at the scene. A field sobriety test was performed prior to his arrest.
Hayes was booked into the Dallam County Jail regarding the accident. He was charged with his first DWI and was arraigned early Wednesday morning. Justice of the Peace Rita Little set Hayes’ bond at $1,000.00. Hayes bonded out after his arraignment, and the hit and run incident remains under further investigation, meaning that Hayes could face further charges. The railroad may also opt to pursue charges or civil litigation.