Driver suspected of DUI in hit-and-run early Sunday morning

Early Sunday about 2:15 a.m. a serious auto-versus-pedestrian hit-and-run crash occurred on Charleston Boulevard near Maryland Parkway, according to Las Vegas Police.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicated a 64-year-old man was crossing the street when a vehicle hit him. The pedestrian was walking across the left travel lane of Charleston Boulevard, outside of a marked crosswalk, police said in a release.

The driver of the 2011 Hyundai, Robert Russell, 48, was driving westbound on Charleston Boulevard in the left travel lane west of Maryland Parkway. As the pedestrian stepped off of the median and into the left travel lane, he was struck by the Hyundai, police said.

Russell fled the scene. The pedestrian was transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

A witness followed Russell to Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard where a vehicle stop was conducted by Metro. Russell failed sobriety tests and was arrested for felony hit-and-run and suspicion of DUI, the release said.

Contact Jessica Terrones at and 702-383-0391. Find her on Twitter: @JessATerrones

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