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May 15, 2014

Man faces charges after hit-and-run

NEW CASTLE — An Elizabeth, Pa., man is facing multiple charges after an alleged hit-and-run accident in Union Township.

Richard W. Forkey, 40, was arrested after he allegedly hit another vehicle on State Street Saturday, then fled.

According to Union Township police, Raymond Magliocca pulled from the Wal-Mart shopping plaza and was hit by a vehicle, which then left.

Magliocca and a child in his vehicle were taken to Jameson Hospital to be assessed.

Police later found the suspect vehicle abandoned on I-376 near the Mahoning River bridge. Officers reported they had found Forkey sitting on a guardrail nearby.

Forkey smelled strongly of alcohol when he was found, according to police. He was taken to Jameson Hospital for testing, but refused a blood test, officers said.

Forkey was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, failure to stop at a red signal, driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence with a suspended license, hit-and-run, failure to stop and render aid, and failure to report an accident.

He was freed from jail after posting $1,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.

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