Tempe witness tracks down hit-and-run suspect

Tempe witness tracks down hit-and-run suspect
Posted at 11:35 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 14:35:55-04

A witness to a hit-and-run crash in Tempe followed the suspect to his home and alerted police. 

Tempe police report that on June 2, a white pickup truck collided with a bicyclist at Hardy Drive and Warner Road. 

The bicyclist suffered cuts and bruises to his arms, legs, and back and is expected to recover. 

The truck allegedly left the scene with one witness following it. The witness alerted police when the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Sergio Fernando Frias, arrived at his home about a half-mile away. 

Police say the truck had damage consistent with hitting a bicyclist. Portions of the man's jersey were reportedly found in the grill of the truck. 

While Frias admitted to driving in the area, he denied any knowledge of a collision. 

Police say Frias showed signs of impairment and blood tests results are pending. 

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Frias reportedly admitted to drinking two beers before driving his truck and another two after he got home. 

He also said his adolescent son was with him in the truck at the time. 

He has been charged with Aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

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