Man Arrested for Purposefully Running Over Pedestrian

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

On July 17, 2011 the Dothan Police Department responded to a pedestrian struck in the 100 block of Pinehurst Drive. Upon arrival, police changed the call from an accidental pedestrian strike to an assault after taking statements from witnesses. Investigators say a pickup was pulled to the side of the roadway where the driver was talking with another person. The suspect pulled behind the truck and continuously blew the horn refusing to go around the vehicle. The victim, who was on foot, approached the suspect vehicle at which time the driver sped away. The victim was in contact with the vehicle, a Chevrolet Cavalier when it went into motion and was thrown to the ground causing a moderate head injury. The victim was transported to a local hospital and the suspect was arrested for assault.

Andrew Tosches, white male, 23 years of age, of Cornell Avenue was arrested and charged with First Degree Assault with bond being established later Monday.

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