Police: Drunk Driver Hits Moped Driver & Runs

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A 32-year-old man is thrown in jail after running from the scene of an injury accident. Lincoln police say Aaron Dolton was drunk.

Police say Dolton struck the driver of a moped near the intersection of Normal & Franklin about 11:30 p.m. Friday. A witness followed his pickup to the area of Broadmore & South. The witness says Dolton got out of his pickup and ran.

Police and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter were called to search the area. Dolton was eventually arrested and booked for a number of charges: Leaving the scene of an injury accident, negligent driving, 3rd offense DUI, and refusing to take a chemical test.

As of Monday morning, police said the victim 25-year-old Michael Steingas was in critical but stable condition. He suffered a broken rib and a brain bleed.

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