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Four hit and runs in five hours 

Four hit and runs were reported in the town of Wrightsville Beach on the Fourth of July from 4:45-9 p.m. 

The first occurred in the 1500 block of North Lumina Avenue when 25-year-old William Lewis IV was driving a red two-door coupe and allegedly struck a cyclist. Lewis drove away from the scene of the incident only to be caught in the 2200 block of North Lumina Avenue by Wrightsville Beach Police. 

WBPD first went to aid the cyclist, who was treated for a cut on a toe and a minor back abrasion. 

When officers caught up to Lewis it was determined that he was also driving under the influence. 

All three of the other hit and runs reported in the next four hours involved drivers hitting parked cars. One of those incidents occurred in the Carolina Yacht Club parking lot, one in the Oceanic Restaurant parking lot and the other on a Henderson Street parking spot. 

Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said there was no information about any of the offenders for those three incidents.

 

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