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2 arrests made in New Britain hit-and-run that left man in critical condition

Christopher Myers (L) and Anthony Omar Rios-Ruiz (R)

Christopher Myers (L) and Anthony Omar Rios-Ruiz (R)

NEW BRITAIN — Police in New Britain arrested two people who they say were involved in a serious hit and run accident.

On Thursday, October 6, just before 8 p.m. 55-year-old Gerald Aleksiewicz was walking in the parking lot behind 75 Arch Street when he was struck by car. The car took off, but the man suffered life-threatening injuries. He is still in the hospital in critical condition.

On Tuesday, October 11, police arrested Christopher Myers, 31, of New Britain, on charges of evading responsibility. Police say he was driving the car that hit Aleksiewicz. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

Police also arrested Anthony Omar Rios-Ruiz, 35, of New Britain, for interfering with police. Police say that he gave the responding officers at the crash scene a fake name and a fake account of what happened, and they later determined he was a passenger in the car at the time of the crash. He is being held on $50,000 bond.