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Driver identified in Pontiac hit-and-run

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

An 80-year-old driver could be facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run last weekend that left a biker critically injured, Oakland County Sheriff's officials announced Tuesday.

Witnesses told deputies that a Chevrolet Monte Carlo trying to turn left onto Featherstone at about 9:25 p.m. Saturday collided with a Detroit man riding a minibike south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The victim remains in critical condition, investigators said Tuesday.

The 19-year-old victim had not been wearing a helmet and was thrown to the ground. He underwent brain surgery and remains hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said in a statement.

Using state records, sheriff's crash investigators on Tuesday tracked down the Chevy, which had front-end damage, according to the release.

During an interview with the owner of the vehicle, the Pontiac resident "admitted to hitting something on Saturday evening at that intersection and failing to report the accident," county officials said.

His car was impounded as evidence. Investigators are expected to present the case to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for review.