Driver Struck Pedestrian, Kept Driving, Police Say

Man found and arrested, according to Southampton Village police.

A Southampton man who struck a pedestrian with his 2001 GM Jimmy on Thursday and did not stop to help the victim was located later that night and arrested, Southampton Village police said.

According to police, a 911 call reporting the accident on Hillcrest Avenue came in at 9:21 p.m. and officers arrived to the scene to find a man lying in the street with abrasions to his head and arms. The victim and an eyewitness gave officers information that led them to locate the driver, 30-year-old Damario Braunskill, a resident of the Hillcrest neighborhood, Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison said.

Braunskill was charged with leaving the scene of an accidentwith personal injury, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. His GM Jimmy was impounded, police said.

The victim was taken by Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to police.


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