Police: Impaired Raleigh man caused crash and injury, then fled
Posted October 30, 2011
Updated October 31, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Police arrested a 23-year-old Raleigh man Saturday after he allegedly injured someone when he struck two vehicles while leaving the scene of a crash he caused on Spring Forest Road Friday night, warrants state.
Matthew Ryan Burkle, of 1812 Silvermist Court, was intoxicated when three witnesses saw him flee the crash scene in a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, investigators said.
The injured person, whose name and condition were not released, was hospitalized.
Burkle was charged with driving while impaired and felony hit and run. He was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $13,000 bond.