Trending Topics

Driver found, arrested after allegedly hitting Ga. firefighter at scene last month

Police said the suspect was identified shortly after they released an image of him on Facebook

dekalb county police department suspect in firefighter hit and run georgia

Photo/DeKalb County Police Department

By Laura French

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A motorist who allegedly struck a firefighter at an emergency scene last month has been arrested after police shared his image on Facebook Wednesday.

The DeKalb County Police Department had asked for the public’s help in identifying the driver accused of hitting and injuring the firefighter and then fleeing the scene on Feb. 17. The firefighter, who was directing traffic when he was struck, survived his injuries, police said.

About eight hours after posting an image of the suspect, the police department posted an update stating that the subject had been identified and arrested, thanking those who shared their Facebook post.

The image has been shared more than 1,200 times since Wednesday afternoon.[0]=AZVtljx-bpKFNexQG9x0TdJJhjc9RAqv1_vmf5oVCN8Hpymes4KZiMr46an1_49yxxjTdyabyxSyL5DBm9pULcgZyw99RLJMfhUiHk_9QImtqFAwqoKgjilPyLWfgnpS7dWtJqmv28RkFVMm833y2osta8VeE_DP1gb4yS5Be9Q0Pyf_WxXN4VfO4ZISimvx2ks&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R