Police arrest hit-and-run suspect

January 5, 2011

Indianapolis police on Tuesday arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that critically injured an Indianapolis mother on New Year’s Day. Detectives said tips from the public led them to arrest 49-year-old Edward Karwatka of Indianapolis. The crash occurred in the 4600 block of East 16th Street and sent 33-year-old Tabetha Lynn, a mother of four, to an area hospital, where she remains in critical condition. Police say Karwatka has a long history of drunk-driving convictions and admitted to the latest incident.