Dekalb Man Faces DUI Charges After Hit and Run

DEKALB (WIFR) -- Dekalb County Police have arrested Darrick Wesson, 39, of Dekalb for striking a pedestrian while driving under the influence.

The incident happened on South Malta Road just east of Nelson road about 4:30pm Wednesday. The victim, Benjamin Tallitsch, 26, of Dekalb was struck by the side mirror of the car Wesson was driving.

Police were able to gather enough descriptive information from witnesses to find and arrest Wesson near his home in Dekalb about 45 minutes later.

Wesson faces several charges including DUI and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Tallitsch was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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