Published: Aug 25, 2010 7:39 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 25, 2010 4:39 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police arrested a parent for Driving Under the Influence yesterday evening after he hit a student walking along Trafalgar Parkway and then fled the area. James Alan Moses (DOB: 10/15/1965) was charged with DUI and Hit-and-Run when he returned to the area to see if he had struck a mailbox.

At 4:19 p.m. yesterday, Cape Police responded to a 911 call reporting that a child had been struck by the rear view mirror of a truck while walking from Challenger Middle School. According to witnesses, Moses was traveling eastbound on Trafalgar Parkway after picking up his child from the school. His truck drifted off the roadway and into the grass, and his passenger side mirror hit the head of an 11-year-old male. Moses left the scene and dropped his child at his residence. He then decided to come back to the scene to see if his truck had hit a mailbox. Cape Police Corporal Andy Satterlee located Moses when he returned and with the assistance of Corporal Patrick O’Grady, they determined that Moses was driving under the influence.

The 11-year-old was taken to Cape Coral Hospital and treated for a lump on his head. Moses was arrested and transported to Lee County Jail.

Cape Coral Police have stepped up their presence around school areas during the first week of classes. This added presence contributed to Cape Police finding and arresting the suspect in this hit-and-run accident within a short period of time.