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Stratford Man Charged in November Hit-and-Run

Jayme Dias turned himself in Saturday, police said.

The only suspect in a Nov. 26 hit-and-run accident has turned himself into police.

Jayme Dias, of Stratford, surrended to police Saturday, Jan. 28. He faces multiple charges in connection with an accident in which his vehicle allegedly struck a pedestrian near the Main Street/Stratford Avenue intersection. Dias fled from the area, police said.

The victim, Natasha Walker of Bridgeport, is listed in "fair" condition, Bridgeport Hospital spokesman John Cappiello said Monday. Walker was at one point listed in "critical" condition.

Cappiello defined "fair" as having stable vital signs and being conscious. Though the patient may still feel uncomfortable, indicators are favorable for improvement, he added.

Stratford police said they located Dias' vehicle a short time after the call came in at 2:44 a.m. on Nov. 26.

Dias is the only suspect in the investigation, Capt. Joseph McNeil said Monday.

After turning himself in Saturday, Dias was charged with the following:

  • Second-degree assault
  • Failure to keep narcotics in proper container
  • Felony evading
  • Failure to avoid striking a pedestrian/cyclist

Dias posted $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Feb. 10.

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