A Baiting Hollow man has been arrested for allegedly crashing his car into a 54-year-old Mastic woman, seriously injuring her and fleeing the scene in Shirley last week, Suffolk County police said.

John Almeida was charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving serious physical injury and driving without a license.

The 23-year-old suspect was driving a Nissan Maxima when he hit Marie Braccia while she was crossing Grand Avenue just north of Montauk Highway on Sept. 11, police said.

Almeida allegedly fled the scene, but Seventh Squad detectives apprehended him three days later, police said.

Judge Paul Hensley set bail for Almeida at $150,000.

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