Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run had Previous DWI
NORTHAMPTON- Dailygazette.com writes that a driver suspected in a tragic hit-and-run crash had been arrested several months ago for driving under the influence. The hit-and-run accident killed a 46-year-old woman from Broadalbin who worked for the right of disabled people.*
The police identified the suspect as a 44-year-old man from Northville. After killing the victim, police found and arrested the man nearly 300 miles south of where the crash occurred.
The victim's body lay on the street where a passerby found her early in the morning. Investigators found evidence at the scene that the vehicle involved was a red pickup truck. Later the same day, police in Point Township found the suspect in a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado that matched the description of the involved vehicle. The truck had damage to it that fit what police expected as a result of the crash.
The suspect’s previous arrest for driving while intoxicated occurred within a few miles of the spot he is believed to have struck and killed the victim.
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