Police: Man charged in hit-and-run also facing drug offenses

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man charged in a hit-and-run is also accused of operating a drug factory in a motel room.

Shawn Kornichuk of New Britain was arrested Monday after police say he struck a 53-year-old man in Wethersfield and fled the scene. The victim sustained serious injuries to his left arm.

Related: Person seriously injured in Wethersfield hit and run

Police found the 23-year-old Kornichuk at a room at the Motel Six along with a small amount of marijuana and marijuana plant material in the room.

Kornichuk was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of marijuana and other offenses. He was held on $25,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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