May 31, 2018 09:39 PM
From his ankles to the top of his head, 4-year-old Amiir Bullo is recovering from cuts, bruises and broken bones.
This after his Memorial Day nearly took a deadly turn.
Bullo was crossing the street ahead of his family near his home in St. Paul Monday night. The road is under construction and down to a single lane.
Investigators said he took only a few steps before he was hit by a minivan driven by suspected drunk driver Dennis Blakely.
According to the criminal complaint, the 36-year-old Blakey has now been charged with one count of criminal vehicular operation while under the influence of alcohol and one count of criminal vehicular operation-leaving the scene.
“I said to the car ‘Stop, stop’ and he was speeding and then hit my boy,” said Bullo’s mother, Zabida Omar.
“It stopped a little and then it (left).”
While the driver allegedly failed to stop and help, officers investigating the incident did not have to go very far. According to investigators, Blakey spent his afternoon at a Memorial Day party right across the street.
The criminal complaint states Blakey had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He reportedly admitted to drinking, but denied getting behind the wheel. He said his van was stolen.
Blakey has already been convicted once of driving drunk back in 2015.
Meanwhile, Bullo’s most serious injury is a broken collar bone. But his family is well aware that he is one lucky boy.
Updated: May 31, 2018 09:39 PM
Created: May 31, 2018 03:46 PM
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