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Unlicensed man arrested for hit and run, driving unregistered car

Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 08:46:26-05

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested the man responsible for a hit and run on Grand Island.

The incident took place along Staley Road Sunday night just before 8. The victim said a dark-colored pick-up truck hit his car and drove off.

The Sheriff's Office tells us they received an anonymous tip leading deputies to 28-year-old Brandon Smith, who admitted to driving the car. He said he thought he hit a deer.

Smith also had a revoked license at the time due to a previous DWI conviction. He is charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, traffic violations for leaving the scene of an incident, and operating an unregistered and uninsured car on the highway.