Hit-and-run suspect in Colchester collision arrested

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COLCHESTER –– A 30-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night in connection with a hit-and-run collision that left one person with minor injuries, according to the Colchester Police Department.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Route 2 and the southbound off-ramp of I-89.

Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision, followed by reports that one driver, later identified as Dominic Sanchez of Bakersfield, fled the scene.

Shortly after, Colchester Police received another report of a vehicle operating erratically around Main Street and Middle Road.

The caller noted the vehicle was dragging a bumper, matching the description of the car involved in the earlier collision.

An officer located the suspect’s vehicle near Route 15 and Susie Wilson Road in Essex.

Sanchez was apprehended on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Sanchez was transported to the Colchester Police Department for processing and subsequently released on citation.

He is scheduled to appear in court on November 16 to face charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

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