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Tyler Greer arrested in SoHo hit-and-run after driver did donuts

Suspect now in police custody in SoHo hit-and-run 00:31

NEW YORK -- A suspect was arrested Wednesday in the case of a man hit by a driver doing donuts on a street in SoHo.

Police sources told CBS2 the driver, 22-year-old Tyler Greer of Piscataway, New Jersey, turned himself in and was hit with multiple charges, including assault, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The incident happened as hundreds of spectators surrounded a red sedan as the driver did continuous donuts in the street at Vandam and Greenwich on Saturday at around midnight.  

Christopher Brito, 23, appeared to be taking video when he fell to the ground and was run over. The horrified crowd is seen rushing in. Brito was taken to Bellevue Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the driver left the scene after the accident.

On Monday, CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis spoke to the victim's uncle, who called the incident traumatizing.


"I'm not gonna lie. I cried last night. I woke up scared. It's a little traumatizing, especially when it happens to your family," said Charles, the victim's uncle. "It's very serious. He's lucky to be alive." 


Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.    

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