Man arrested following hit and run in East Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police in East Charlotte say a man is in custody after striking two people with his vehicle.

Officers say they drove up to the El Paisano Bar on Central Avenue and Albemarle Road around 2:30 Friday morning, in response to some sort of altercation.

When they got there, they learned a driver hit two people as he was pulling out of the parking lot. Officers say only one person was hurt. The driver then took off, police say. Officers then spotted the driver's car as he drove by them. WBTV's cameras were rolling as police arrested him down the road, in the parking lot of the old Eastland Mall.

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