Man charged with DUI in Newport News hit-and-run

Posted at 6:56 AM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 15:33:49-04

Newport News, Va. - A Hampton man has been charged in an early-morning hit-and-run in Newport News that left a 19-year-old man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

24-year-old Patrick Christopher Viteri has been charged with DUI, DUI refusal, and hit and run.

Police say the man was struck in the first block of Harpersville Road around 1:30am.

Witnesses at the scene gave officers a description of the vehicle and officers found it in the first block of Rutledge Road.  Viteri was found inside a relative’s residence at the same location.

Viteri is currently in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.  Additional charges are pending.