Portland man turns self in after hit-and-run

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SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and other crimes in connection with a hit-and-run in South Portland.

State police say 27-year-old Brett Catruch of Portland turned himself in to police several hours after a man was found lying unconscious in the roadway at a South Portland intersection just after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the man was taken to Maine Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

In addition to leaving the scene of an accident, Catruch is charged with operating under the influence and violating the conditions of his release.

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He is being held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail pending his arraignment Friday. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

Police have not yet released the victim’s name.

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