The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they believe struck a 13-year-old boy with his car over the weekend near the state line.
Billy B. Swift of Newman Lake was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and inattentive driving.
The boy's father said his son went to grab a snack from the gas station near their home Saturday night when a car veered off the road and into the parking lot where his son was. The boy was hit and witnesses say the suspect fled the scene.
The boy's dad, Henry Heideck, said his son was so shaken up, he barely slept after it happened.
"He's sore," Heideck said. "He hurts. It's sickening. He told me he thought he was going to die before I got there."
Swift has bonded out of Kootenai County Jail.
(story and video: KHQ.com; photo: Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)