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Arrest made in Clarence hit and run that left victim injured

Posted: 9:12 AM, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-12 09:12:57-05
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CLARENCE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Buffalo man in connection with a December hit-and-run in Clarence.

Deputies say 23-year-old Dionte Heath was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he hit another car at the intersection of Main Street and Shimerville Road December 5th. They also say he took off after the accident, and that the driver of the other car had to be taken to ECMC for non-life threatening injuries.

Crash investigators used parts of Heath's Jeep that had been left behind at the scene to identify the car and track him down. He was interviewed five days after the crash, then arrested and charged February 10th.

Heath is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash Resulting in Serious Injury, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and three vehicle and traffic law infractions. He was issued appearance tickets and released.