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Man arrested after walking away from Sardinia accident

A man who walked away from the scene of an accident early Wednesday in Sardinia subsequently was arrested on multiple charges, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies responding to investigate a single-vehicle crash on Genesee Road at about 1:20 a.m. found an empty truck in a ditch. When they contacted the registered owner, he told them he wasn’t in the area and hadn’t driven the truck all day.

The owner reported the truck had been parked at the Sardinia residence of Samuel Fuller, and deputies began looking for him. They found the 46-year-old man a couple of hours later, with muddy, wet sneakers and the keys to the truck in his pocket, deputies said.

Deputies learned that Fuller’s driver’s license had been revoked because of a previous drunken driving conviction and that he was under court order to have an interlock device on any vehicle he drove.

Fuller was charged with circumventing an interlock device, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, drinking alcohol in a vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful possession of marijuana and unspecified traffic infractions. He was taken to the county Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail, pending a Jan. 6 appearance in Sardinia Town Court.