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SoPo Police arrest alleged hit and run driver
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland Police arrested a man who allegedly stuck a pedestrian on Broadway Wednesday evening.

South Portland Police responded to the intersection of Broadway and Harriet Street and found a man lying in the roadway unconscious with life threatening injuries. Officers said they could tell a motor vehicle had hit the man because of the evidence at the scene.

Rescue personnel transported the victim, who is not being identified, to Maine Medical Center.

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About two hours after the initial response, a man called the police department and allegedly admitted he struck the person on Broadway. Police interview and arrested Brett Catruch, 27, or Portland. Police charged Catruch with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, operating under the influence and violating the conditions of release.

Catruch is currently being held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail.


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