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Douglas County, Nevada — July 31, 2011

Police say a motorist has been arrested after allegedly striking his girlfriend with his vehicle on Sunday.

According to deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Holbrook resident Neil Dettorre, 42, was operating a Ford Ranger pickup truck at the residence of his unidentified girlfriend, 50. Investigators say Mr. Dettorre collided with a tool cart and also struck the woman in her left leg.

He reportedly left the accident scene.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in a 30-mph zone faces three times the risk of fatal as a pedestrian walking in a 25-mph zone.

UPDATE: Mr. Dettorre has been arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident and battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held on $3,000 bail and is set to appear in court on October 19.

If you would like an official copy of the police report, request a copy with this form, or call 1-702-546-6099.

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