Watkins Glen suspect turns himself in after 74-year-old injured in hit and run


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – Watkins Glen Police say Devon Schulman has turned himself in after a hit and run accident on North Franklin Street left a 74-year-old man with multiple broken bones.

Police say Schulman was arraigned at the Watkins Glen Village Court and released on his own recognizance. Schulman is scheduled to reappear in court at a later date.

On May 12 around 1:47 p.m., Watkins Glen Police and EMS responded to a pedestrian accident on N. Franklin Street and Fifth Street. Officers found the 74-year-old man laying in the road with multiple injuries.

The man was transported to an area hospital for several broken bones and remained hospitalized overnight.

A witness told police that the vehicle involved was an Orange Jeep Cherokee, and following the review of surveillance video and witness statements, police identified Schulman as the driver.

According to Watkins Glen police, when officers attempted to later make contact with Schulman, Schulman fled a residence on foot. An Arrest Warrant was issued for Schulman for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor, Leaving the scene of a personal injury Motor Vehicle Accident, a misdemeanor, and several other Traffic Tickets, with further charges pending.

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