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Wickliffe man arrested for alleged hit-and-run in which man on bicycle was struck

22-year-old Dominic Liuzzo is facing charges of vehicular assault, failure to stop after an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
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MENTOR, Ohio — A 22-year-old Wickliffe man has been arrested amid allegations that he fled the scene of a crash in which a bicyclist was struck last month.

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The incident happened on Friday, Oct. 21, at 11:23 p.m. at the intersection of Reynolds Road and Texas Avenue, according to Mentor police. 

That's where 64-year-old Michael Hewitt of Willoughby was sideswiped by a 2010 Ford Focus while riding a bicycle. Hewitt was taken to Hillcrest Hospital after the crash, but police say he was released the next day.

Upon completion of their investigation, police say a warrant was issued for the suspect's arrest on Nov. 10. That suspect, identified as Dominic Liuzzo, has now been taken into custody on the following charges: 

  • Vehicular assault
  • Failure to stop after an accident
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana

Liuzzo is scheduled to appear in Mentor Municipal Court on Nov. 28.

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