Mt. Clemens Man Charged In Double Pedestrian Hit-And-Run

WWJ News
December 17, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Sean Schlaff

Sean Schlaff (Photo: Roseville Police Department)

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ROSEVILLE (WWJ) - Authorities believe a Mt. Clemens man may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he hit two people with his car. 

The investigation is ongoing into the incident at around 7:45 p.m. Friday, in the area of Utica and Common roads in Roseville, according to police.

Police said the victims — a man and a woman, both around 23 years old — were walking on the sidewalk when they were struck by a vehicle that went off the roadway.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Sean Schlaff, fled the scene, according to investigators, but was found and arrested a short time later by Fraser police officers. 

Schlaff was arraigned in 39th District Court Monday on two counts of failure to stop at scene of a personal injury accident, which is a one-year misdemeanor charge. 

Police said, however, that if lab tests still pending show Schlaff was drunk or on drugs at the time of the crash that additional charges will be filed against him. 

Meanwhile, police said the two victims, who are both Detroit residents, remain hospitalized. The woman is in critical condition, police said, while the man is in serious condition with what are not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The victims' names have not been released.