BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Vincent Lutrell Mobley, 51, was arrested early this morning after allegedly hitting a pedestrian while driving under the influence and then leaving the scene of the accident.
Around 1:00 a.m. this morning, a pedestrian was hit at 200 W. University Avenue, and a witness told Gainesville Police Department Officers that a white Lexus sedan had hit the pedestrian, then left the scene. The witness noted the tag on the Lexus, and officers went to the address associated with the tag to wait for the Lexus to return. At 1:21 a.m., the Lexus pulled into the driveway of the residence, and the officer wrote that Mobley got out and made spontaneous statements about a traffic crash. The officer wrote that he could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Mobley’s breath.
Mobley reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and refused to provide a breath sample.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and was determined to have non-life-threatening injuries but reportedly had minor bleeding in his brain and abrasions to his face.
Post Miranda, Mobley reportedly admitted that he was driving the Lexus when it struck the pedestrian and admitted that he did not stop to render aid or call law enforcement to report the crash.
Mobley has been charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop following a crash involving personal injury. Mobley has two felony convictions and a misdemeanor conviction for disorderly intoxication, along with two convictions for driving without a valid license. He is being held on $70,000 bail.
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