North Port man arrested in connection with November hit-and-run case

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The Florida Highway Patrol has released surveillance images of the car involved in a hit-and-run on Monday in Port Charlotte. The car is a Honda Accord, white in color, with a possible Pennsylvania tag. (Credit: FHP)

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection with November a hit-and-run case in Charlotte County.

On Nov. 16, troopers responded to a hit-and-run crash on US-41 and Dahlgren Avenue after a car crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a motorcyclist, leaving him seriously injured, according to the FHP.

On Dec. 3, troopers found a 2016 Honda Accord with a Pennsylvania license tag parked at a residential address on Marco Island. The vehicle matched the description of the one troopers had been looking for. The owner was cooperative, and the Honda had no obvious damage to the front, but upon closer inspection, it was determined that the front portion of the Honda had been repaired and that a transporter company was hired to drive the car on Nov. 12 from the owner’s residence in Pennsylvania to the address on Marco Island. The Honda was returned to the owner on Nov. 19 with the repairs.

Joseph Borisovich Dolbun, 22, of North Port, was arrested Wednesday morning and booked into the Charlotte County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving serious injury, leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, tampering with evidence and grand theft auto.

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