Man arrested for hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

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BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been arrested on several charges for allegedly striking a pedestrian with a car, fleeing the scene and then leading officers on a foot chase.

Police say a 31-year-old man, whose name they have not released, was speeding before hitting a pedestrian in the neighborhood of Dorchester on Friday night.

He left the scene, and the victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are life-threatening.

The man crashed into three parked vehicles soon after, and tried to flee on foot. He discarded a loaded firearm on the way.

He will be arraigned for illegal possession of a firearm, driving while intoxicated, and other charges at Dorchester District Court on Monday.

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