Police: Man charged in drunken hit-and-run crash
Posted January 20, 2013
Updated January 21, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh man was arrested on several charges Sunday after police say he fled the scene of an early-morning wreck that seriously injured a man.
Alejandro Ramirez-Castaneda, 25, of 2561 New Hope Church Road, was charged with felony hit and run, felony serious injury by vehicle, resisting a public officer by running, open container of alcohol, improper passing to the left, driving without an operator's license and driving while impaired.
The crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Garner Road at Peterson Street, police said. Ramirez-Castaneda allegedly fled on foot.
The victim, identified by family members as Joseph Paul Johnson, was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh, where he was listed in critical condition Sunday evening.
The Department of Homeland Security has an immigration detainer on Ramirez-Castaneda, who is originally from Mexico and is wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on resisting arrest and assault on a female charges.