PUEBLO, Colo. - A Pueblo man is facing charges after the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says he confessed to hitting a pedestrian in Pueblo West.
Dustin Dicara, 22, faces charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.
The sheriff's office says that a 57-year-old man was hit by a car in the parking lot of the Walmart at 78 N. McCulloch Boulevard at 2 p.m. on December 29, 2016. The victim had to go to the hospital but is expected to survive.
Witnesses told deputies that a white Nissan Altima was speeding through the parking lot and hit the man before driving away.
Witnesses told investigators and surveillance cameras confirmed that the driver of the Altima was wearing a shirt similar to those worn by employees of Sonic Drive-In restaurants. Deputies went to the Sonic at 69 S. Dunlap Drive in Pueblo West and learned that an employee of the store drives a vehicle similar to the one involved in the hit-and-run.
The sheriff's office says deputies went to Dicara's home and found the damaged Altima parked outside. It says that while deputies were investigating the incident, Dicara called the sheriff's office to confess.
Dicara was arrested at his home in Pueblo without incident.