BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Updated on March 21 with information about bail and release conditions.
Daniel Lowell Screws, 38, the driver sought by Gainesville Police Department (GPD) in the Thursday hit-and-run that seriously injured a UF student, was arrested at the jail on the evening of March 19.
At approximately 5:20 p.m. on March 17, a pickup truck allegedly driven by Screws was traveling eastbound on W. University Avenue and made an abrupt turn northbound onto NW 23rd Street into the path of a moped-type scooter traveling westbound. The scooter collided with the truck in the intersection, where the scooter driver sustained serious injuries. After a GPD officer arrived to render aid, the driver of the truck fled the scene. The victim was trauma-alerted to UF Health Shands and was in stable condition yesterday, according to GPD.
Screws was released on March 20 on $100,000 bail, with conditions that he have no contact with the victim, not consume alcohol or illegal drugs, comply with a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew except for work, and not drive without a valid driver’s license.
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