Police Arrest Man Accused of Hitting Pedestrian Walking Dog in Bristol

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Bristol police have arrested a man who is accused of hitting a pedestrian who was out walking a dog on Saturday night.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Clayton Nogiec in connection with the crash around 5:45 p.m.

Police said he was behind the wheel of a Nissan Rogue and traveling south on Jerome Avenue when he hit the male pedestrian near Swanson Drive and fled the scene.

Police apprehended Clayton near Farmington Avenue and he was charged with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, evading responsibility, operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, possession of a controlled substance and failure to drive right.

He was held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

The pedestrian has serious injuries and is receiving treatment at a local hospital. Police have not released his name.

The dog was taken to a local veterinary hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating the crash and ask anyone with information to call Officer Brian Hileman at 860-584-3000.

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