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PH hit-and-run suspect at large

— Florida Highway Patrol investigators continue to search for a hit-and-run suspect that fled the scene of a Palm Harbor accident Monday night.
FHP troopers verified that Christopher Frank Dohmen, 24, was the driver of a 1999 Chrysler 300 that lost control near the intersection of Belcher Road and Alderman Road and sideswiped a 2014 Nissan Altima carrying three occupants.
Dohmen, a Palm Harbor resident, was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Belcher around 8:30 p.m. and hit the Altima driven by Nicolas Diamantidis, 62, at the intersection with Alderman.
Dohmen's vehicle then rotated clockwise, struck a curb, overturned and collided with a Duke Energy light pole before continuing to overturn for another 1,700 feet.
Dohmen fled on foot, leaving the scene and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Ashley Love of Largo, who was ejected from the vehicle and transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries. The latest FHP report distributed Wednesday morning lists Love in stable condition and she has since been arrested for battery upon emergency medical services personnel following the crash and probation violation.
Diamantidis and his two passengers, Anna L. Diamantidis, 57, and Maria Eskanazy, 62, were all transported to Florida Hospital North Pinellas and released after being treated for minor injuries.
Anyone with information concerning Dohmen's whereabouts can notify the Florida Highway Patrol by calling (727) 631-4020.
(727) 815-1071
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