DUI crash suspect drives home with victim’s motorcycle in front bumper

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A man is now charged with DUI after allegedly striking a motorcyclist Wednesday morning.

It happened at Rangeline Road and Halls Mill Road around 6:00 a.m. Police were called out to the scene where the victim, who was riding the motorcycle, was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle was nowhere to be found.

Police were told the man who hit the bike had driven off in his Jeep with the motorcycle still attached to his front bumper.

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A call tipped off police that the driver was in the 5100 block of Halls Mill Road, not far from where the accident happened.

Around 7:45 a.m, police then arrested 29-year-old William Pruett. He is now charged with DUI, assault first degree, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

The victim, a 49-year-old male, remains in critical condition.

According to jail records, Pruett was also charged with DUI in 2008.

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