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Waubun man arrested in connection with dual-pedestrian hit-and-run in Becker County

A 45-year-old Waubun man was arrested Aug. 20 in connection with a dual-pedestrian hit-and-run that injured two last week. The pedestrians needed to be airlifted to a Fargo medical center for treatment due to the severity of their injuries.

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A 45-year-old Waubun man was arrested Aug. 20 in connection with a dual-pedestrian hit-and-run that injured two last week.

Justin Wayne Richey is being held at the Becker County Jail, pending formal charges from the county attorney's office, for the hit-and-run that injured Clifford Warren, 31, of Ogema, Minnesota, and Duane Warren, 56, of White Earth.

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Justin Wayne Richey, 45, of Waubun. (Becker County Jail)

According to the sheriff's office, the two men were working on a stalled vehicle at about 6:18 p.m., on Aug. 12 on the County Road 34 roadside when they were struck by Richey and left lying in the street. Both men needed to be airlifted to a Fargo medical center for additional treatment due to the severity of their injuries.

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The White Earth Police Department, West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Becker County Sheriff's Office are all assisting with the investigation that remains ongoing, according to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.

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