LAS VEGAS, NV – A Las Vegas man suspected of DUI was arrested Friday, March 16, after hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the accident.

Ines Munoz, 40, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with felony DUI and hit and run.

Authorities explain the incident took place Mountain Vista Street and Margarete Avenue. Munoz was driving his 1999 Ford F150 pick-up northbound on Mountain Vista Street when he veered into the sidewalk and crashed into a pedestrian.

Munoz fled the scene but was later found at his residence and arrested by authorities.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital’s trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The identity of the victim has not been released.

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