Alabama DUI suspect drives home with victim’s motorcycle in front bumper

Photo courtesy Mobile Police Department
Photo courtesy Mobile Police Department

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A man is charged with DUI after striking a motorcyclist Wednesday morning.

It happened at Rangeline Road and Halls Mill Road in Mobile around 6:00 a.m. Police were called out to the scene, where the victim, who was riding the motorcycle, was taken to the hospital. The driver was nowhere to be found.

Police were told suspect had driven off in his Jeep with the motorcycle still attached to his front bumper.

A call tipped off police that the driver was on Halls Mill Road, not far from where the accident happened.

Around 7:45 a.m., police arrested 29-year-old William Pruett. He is charged with DUI, assault first degree, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

The victim, a 49-year-old man, is listed in critical condition.

According to jail records, Pruett was also charged with DUI in 2008.

William Pruett / WKRG
William Pruett / WKRG

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