Rome Andrew Potts Charged in Second Street Pedestrian Crash
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (August 22, 2017) – A man has been arrested and charged in relation to a hit-and-run pedestrian crash which occurred in Harrisburg on Sunday.
32-year-old Rome Andrew Potts, of Wormleysburg, was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, DUI and other charges.
The crash occurred at about 10:18 a.m. August 20, at Second and Chestnut streets near Crown Plaza in Harrisburg.
Officers responding to a call found the unconscious pedestrian lying on the street.
Police at the scene say it appears the pedestrian was crossing north on Second Street from the Crown Plaza when the car hit him.
The unidentified man was taken to Hershey Medical Center in critical condition.
Witnesses at the scene say Rome parked the vehicle, walked back, saw he had struck someone, and fled the scene before the police caught up with him.
Potts was found running south on Front Street from Chestnut Street while his car was found abandoned in the 100 block of Market Street.
He is currently being held in prison, and the preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.
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