Memorial Day Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested, Police Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | June 27, 2016

STAPLETON — A man was arrested for a hit-and-run on Memorial Day that left a 36-year-old man critically injured, police said.

Dwight Scott, 32, was charged Thursday with leaving the scene of an incident with serious injuries, a spokesman for the NYPD said.

On Monday, Scott was driving his silver Nissan Quest on Targee Street when he made a left turn onto Frean Street and hit a 36-year-old man in the crosswalk at about 2:10 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken to Richmond University Medical Center where he’s listed in critical but stable condition.

Scott fled the scene on Frean Street but officers later found his car parked about a block away in front of his Hudson Street home and arrested him at 1:23 a.m. on Thursday, police said.

He was previously arrested twice in 2011 for weapons possession and patronizing a prostitute, authorities said.

The crash was the second hit-and-run on Memorial Day in Staten Island. Earlier in the day, Monique Knight, 37, was sideswiped by a car in St. George while she was reaching into her car’s backseat to get a 4-month-old baby boy.

Knight was taken to Richmond University Medical Center with fractures in both of her legs, but doctors were later able to save them, according to the hospital.

No arrests have been made in that crash.


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