Police: Witnesses capture driver in East Nashville hit-and-run

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Witnesses to a crash Tuesday in East Nashville are credited with stopping the driver as he reportedly fled the scene.

Antonio Edmonson, 24, was charged with theft following a crash on the I-65 North exit ramp at West Trinity Lane.

According to an arrest affidavit, people in the area witnessed Edmonson leave the vehicle, so they followed him and restrained him until police arrived.

During his arrest, officers said Edmonson told them the owner of the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, had authorized him to drive it.

The owner showed up and told police she did not know Edmonson.

Edmonson was also charged for driving on a suspended license.

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