Police dog Rudy helps find Port Kennedy man after hit and run incident

Police dog Rudy helps find Port Kennedy man after hit and run incident

A PORT Kennedy man is in custody as inquiries continue into a hit and run in Port Kennedy last night.

About 6:45pm police were called to a crash at the intersection of Stakehill Road and Ennis Avenue.

It is alleged the man was behind the wheel of a car that ran a red light at the intersection and collided with another car, before the man ran off.

The driver of the vehicle that had been struck received minor injuries.

Police dog Rudy and his handler attended the scene, tracked a scent through bushland and located a key that had blood on it.

Rudy was re-deployed and continued tracking a scent through thick bushland, leading back out to Ennis Avenue, where a 31-year-old Port Kennedy man was located down an embankment about 300m from the crash scene.

The man complied with instructions and was taken into custody by police.

Inquiries are continuing.