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Published April 22, 2011, 01:07 PM

Arrest Made in Hit-and-run That Killed U of M Student

A 29-year-old Twin Cities man has been arrested in connection with last week's hit-and-run that led to the death of a University of Minnesota student.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 29-year-old Twin Cities man has been arrested in connection with last week's hit-and-run that led to the death of a University of Minnesota student.

Minneapolis police Sgt. Stephen McCarty says Friday that tips and information from witnesses led police to the suspect. Investigators are seeking additional information.

McCarty says the man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder. The Hennepin County attorney's office has until Monday to file charges.

Court records show the man was convicted of careless driving and driving while impaired in two separate 2008 incidents. His probation on the DWI conviction just ended last month.

Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Van Handel of Appleton, Wis. Died Thursday from injuries suffered in the April 15 hit-and-run. Two others suffered minor injuries.

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