RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – A Raleigh man was cornered by witnesses and kept in his vehicle until he was arrested by police following a hit-and-run crash Thursday evening, according to Wake County court documents and a Raleigh police report.
Carlos Edilberto Flores-Benitez, 27, is facing charges for felony hit/run resulting in injury, driving while impaired, and possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle.
The charges come following his arrest on Thursday evening after Raleigh police and witnesses say a man was “run over” and seriously injured by Flores-Benitez.
According to a police report and court documents, Flores-Benitez is accused of hitting a man at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Trawick Road and then leaving the scene.
The report shows that witnesses to the incident told police they had “run [the suspect] down.” When police arrived on scene, the 27-year-old was cornered in his vehicle and trapped in the car by witnesses. The keys were still in the ignition.
Flores-Benitez had “red glassy eyes, slurred speech,” according to the report. The suspect admitted to police that he had been drinking and an open container of …
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