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Suspect Arrested For DUI & Hit-And-Run Involving A Pedestrian

February 17th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On February 16, 2016 at approximately 12:29 AM, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 100 block of Park Street for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle.  Upon the officers arrival they located a male victim lying in the street in front of 106 Park Street.  The victim who had been struck by the vehicle was suffering from serious injuries as a result of the accident.  The Cumberland City Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  The victim was later transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma after he was stabilized.  During an investigation into the matter video surveillance was obtained and officers were able to identify a suspect vehicle that left the scene of the accident.  The suspect vehicle was later located by a patrol officer in the area of Baltimore Street near Altamont Terrace.  The vehicle had damage to the right front headlight.  There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The vehicle which was unoccupied was towed from the scene.  The owner of the vehicle was identified by the vehicles registration.  A short time later the operator of the vehicle, Christopher Matthew Pullin was located in the area of the Baltimore Street YMCA.  Mr. Pullin was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where the investigation continued.  The investigation determined that a white male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle being operated by Christopher Pullin.  Mr. Pullin had left the scene of the accident but was found later and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.  Mr. Pullin was later released to a family member at the Cumberland City Police Department.

Arrested: Christopher Matthew Pullin                                Age: 35 of Cumberland, Maryland

Charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol per se and leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries to a pedestrian.

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