Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Pedestrians Stop Hit-And-Run Driver

Early yesterday morning, John R. Cecil, Jr. was arrested on Frankfort Ave. after hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The woman who has hit was knocked out of her boots and jacket, then landed on top of Cecil’s car.  Cecil did not stop until other pedestrians in the area blocked the road, forcing him to stop.

The impact of the accident was enough to dent the front the grill of Cecil’s BMW, as well as damaging the windshield and roof. The victim suffered a fractured shoulder as well as injuries to her knees. Witnesses claim that Cecil never offered help to the victim.

Police say that Cecil smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech. A breathalyzer test showed that Cecil had a BAC of 0.351. He has been arrested and is charged with driving under the influence with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and wanton endangerment.

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