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Dearborn Man Arrested for Heights Hit and Run

The man was also charged with an OWI offense in Dearborn.

Dearborn Man Arrested for Heights Hit and Run

A Dearborn man is in custody for a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Dearborn Heights Wednesday.

According to WDIV, 24-year-old Steven Damian was hit by a truck while walking on Telegraph Road by Van Born Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A witness described the offending vehicle as a blue 2012 Ford F-150 with damage to its passenger side, including a missing mirror.

Dearborn police responded to a call from someone who said they saw a vehicle matching that description just after noon on Wednesday, according to police reports. Officers stopped the driver in the parking lot of Mike's Party Store as he was attempting to leave.

The man was asked to exit the vehicle and Dearborn Heights police responded to the scene. Officers from that department confirmed that it matched the vehicle description from the hit and run earlier that day.

Meanwhile, the man—a Dearborn resident—was put through field sobriety tests, which he failed. A breathalyzer test revealed his blood-alcohol content to be .22—nearly three times the legal limit.

The man was charged with Operating While Intoxicated—his second offense, according to police reports.

The vehicle was released to Dearborn Heights police for testing. Charges from Heights police for the hit-and-run are currently pending.

Damian, a resident of Dearborn Heights is still in critical condition at Oakwood Hospital, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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