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Police: Driver taunted hit-and-run victims

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published April 26. 2013 8:00AM   Updated April 26. 2013 8:23AM

Manchester (AP) — Manchester police say they arrested a man who allegedly struck two teenagers with his vehicle and taunted them as they lay wounded in the street.

Fifty-five-year-old Robert Tupper of Vernon was charged Thursday evening with reckless endangerment, evading responsibility and breach of peace.

Police say two boys ages 15 and 16 were struck while crossing the intersection of Cooper Hill Road and Fairfield Street shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday. Police say Tupper drove off, came back to taunt them and sped away again.

Both teens were treated at Hartford Hospital. Authorities say one has a head injury and broken bones and the other has minor bruising.

Tupper is detained on $100,000 bail and is to be arraigned Friday in Manchester Superior Court. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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