Fla. man arrested for leaving accident scene

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STILLWATER, N.Y. – The Stillwater Police Department has arrested a Florida man for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said Matthew Petras of Seminor, Fla. crashed his vehicle into a tree on Meehan Road on July 22 and fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. A passenger sustained serious injuries in the crash, according to police.

Petras was identified through an investigation. The 48-year-old was arrested Thursday and arraigned in Stillwater Town Court. He was charged with Leaving the Scene of Accident with Serious Injuries.

Petras was transported to the Saratoga County jail where he is being held without bail.

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