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Spokane man who injured bicyclist in hit-and-run had suspended license, docs say

Stephen Renfro, a 30-year-old man who hit a minor who was bicycling before fleeing the scene on May 7, was driving with a suspended license.
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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A 30-year-old man who allegedly hit a boy who was bicycling before fleeing the scene on May 7 had a suspended license and didn't have the required ignition interlock system, according to a search warrant.

Stephen Renfro allegedly struck a boy who was riding a bicycle at the intersection of Wellesley Ave. and Harvard Road in Spokane Valley on May 7 shortly after 9 p.m., according to a Spokane County search warrant.

According to the warrant, Renfro allegedly hit the boy with his green Chevrolet Silverado while driving eastbound on Wellesley. The boy was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with serious injuries including a fractured pelvis and a fractured tibia, according to the warrant.

Witnesses at the scene said Renfro had allegedly run a stop sign and hit the minor before fleeing the scene, according to the warrant.

After being stopped, Renfro allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test but admitted to drinking "two or three beers," according to the warrant. Officers also observed that Renfro had red eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, according to the warrant.

Renfro had a suspended license at the time of the hit-and-run and was missing an ignition interlock system that he was required to have in his vehicle, according to the warrant.

Renfro is being investigated for multiple crimes, including vehicular assault, hit-and-run with injury, attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license and driving without an ignition interlock, according to the warrant.

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