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Tuesday March 28th

Man Charged With Hit-and-Run, DWI

Michael Jason Crawford, 20, was arrested after hitting both a car and a pedestrian, who received minor injuries.

Michael Jason Crawford, 20, of 3500 Old Greensboro Highway was arrested just after midnight Saturday at a business in Carrboro.

Crawford was charged with one felony count of hit-and-run, one count of misdemeanor driving while impaired and one misdemeanor provisional licensee count, police reports state.

While leaving a parking space at 306 W. Franklin St. around midnight Friday, Crawford hit a vehicle that was waiting to occupy the space his vehicle was exiting, reports state.

Later, while leaving the lot, Crawford struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk, reports state.

Reports also that state the victim received minor injuries.

Carrboro police then stopped Crawford in his white two-door 1995 Chevrolet Camaro, in the parking lot of The Pantry, a convenience store located at 500 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro.

Chapel Hill police responded to the scene and asked Crawford to perform field sobriety tests after detecting a smell of alcohol on his breath, reports state.

Reports also state that Crawford performed poorly on the field sobriety tests that were conducted at the scene of his arrest.

Following his field sobriety test results, Crawford was arrested and brought to the Chapel Hill Police Department, located at 828 Airport Road.

Crawford blew a .16 on the Intoxilyzer 5000 when he submitted to testing at the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Police then released Crawford without bond on a written promise to appear on his scheduled court date, Oct. 9.

Crawford is scheduled to appear at Orange County District Court in Hillsborough.

Crawford could not be reached for comment.

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