Waco: Car involved in hit-and-run that injured Marine veteran found

Boone Barott and his wife. (Photo by John Carroll)
Boone Barott and his wife. (Photo by John Carroll)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 3, 2017 at 5:03 PM CDT
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A Marine veteran who was seriously injured when a car whose driver did not stop hit his Harley Davidson motorcycle says he’s been told the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run has been found.

“The police believe that they have the vehicle in custody, so I think we're headed down the right road for an arrest,” Boone Barott, 45, of Riesel, said Monday.

“I’m still disappointed that nobody has come forward.”

Barott, the vice president of the Elm Mott American Legion 121 riding group, is recovering at home after suffering a broken pelvis and severe cuts and bruises in the June 25 hit-and-run on the Interstate 35 access road near the Texas Department of Transportation Office in Waco.

He still needs a wheelchair or a walker to get around, however.

"I like to get up and go,” he said.

“I don't want to sit around and be restricted to a walker or wheelchair I like to be able to do all the things that I like to do, (but) here lately it's been ripped away.”

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton declined Monday to confirm that the hit-and-run vehicle has been located, saying only that the investigation continues.

“There have been no arrest in the case,” he said.