Police arrest man accused of striking pedestrian in Farmingville, fleeing scene

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Police say the driver who struck a man in Farmingville and fled the scene has been arrested.

Police say Rene Bautista-Mendoza hit 24-year-old Gabriel Perez on Portion Road on Thursday and left him lying in the road.

He is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious physical injury.

Officials have not given an update on Perez's condition.

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