• Driver arrested, charged with DUI after hit-and-run that injured construction workers


    WINTER PARK, Fla. - Three construction workers were hospitalized following a hit-and-run crash near Rollins College in Winter Park late Wednesday night.

    Officers said a car crashed through the warning cones on Osceola Avenue and into a construction zone. The driver continued to drive off but authorities said another driver followed the car and helped police track it down.

    The witness wrote down the license plate number and called police.

    A construction worker also called 911 after the men were struck.

    "They slid down the road," he told dispatchers. "They ran into our construction site and slammed two of my guys into a tractor. There is really bad injuries.  I need somebody here fast."

    Winter Park police said about 30 minutes after the crash they arrested Arnold Kleine, 49, and charged him with DUI with serious bodily injury.

    Channel 9's Roy Ramos was there when Kleine posted the $5,000 bond and got out of jail Thursday morning.

    "Did you realize that you had hit people?" asked Ramos.

    "I had no idea.  Like I said, I was checking my phone. I went to dinner, and I was going home," Kleine said.

    Kleine denied leaving the scene of the accident and said he didn't realize he drove into a construction zone.

    "There was no flags or anything to warn me of that construction site," he said.

    Kleine said he was sorry and that he did not drive away. He said he was pulling over a few blocks down the road.

    The three victims remain hospitalized, and one is in serious condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center. 

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