Deputies in a neighboring county said they found the vehicle and then the man behind the wheel from a sporadic hit and run caught on camera.
On March 2nd, Greenville Police said security cameras captured a black Dodge Challenger hit a fire hydrant, tree, and cement city directory before throwing the car in reverse and taking off.
Police posted the video, asking the public for help finding the driver.
According to a traffic report filed by Greenville Police, a Craven County deputy spotted a similar vehicle with front end damage at a garage in New Bern, and tracked down the owner.
The report stated 21-year-old Dale Ehle Jr. confessed to the hit and run.
Ehle is charged with hit and run.
An out of control car took out a downtown tree and fire hydrant more than a week ago and kept going. Now Greenville police are asking for the public's help in locating this hit and run vehicle.
The crash happened March 2nd around 2:30 a.m. on South Evans Street near East 5th at the Five Points Plaza.
In the video the black Dodge Challenger with chrome rims lost control shortly after turning onto South Evans Street, then struck a tree and fire hydrant. It also damaged a nearby city information stand. The vehicle then simply backed up over the debris and took off.
Police say the Charger appeared to have a red stripe down the side and it should have severe front end damage.
A police report says there was $2,500 damage done by the crash.
Anyone with information on the hit and run should call Greenville police at 252-329-4315.
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