Hit & run driver in custody

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One Savannah man is hospitalized and another is in custody after witnesses followed a hit and run driver from East Bay and Abercorn streets early this morning.

Edwin Willie Rivera, 28, was stopped after he ran a red light at East Broad and President streets about 2:25 a.m. That’s when a witness identified him as the driver during a previous incident as well.

Meanwhile, Andrew Seskey, 21, was being transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Officers said Rivera was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the right hand lane of Bay Street headed east when he struck Seskey. Seskey was walking across Bay against the traffic light at the time. Alcohol was identified as a contributing factor for both parties.

Rivera was charged with hit and run, failure to report an accident, DUI less safe, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to obey traffic signals.

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