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I-575 Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested

Kenneth Gonzalez, 53, of Canton was captured at 1:50 p.m. in Cobb County.

The suspect in this morning's has been arrested, the spokeswoman for the  said this afternoon.

Kenneth Gonzalez, 53, of Canton was captured at 1:50 p.m. in Cobb County, just four hours after a gray 2006 GMC Sierra struck a construction worker and fled the scene, spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said.

The unidentified construction worker is being treated at  in Marietta, where he is listed in critical condition.

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Duncan said she was not releasing any other information about him at this time.

Gonzalez is in custody at the on a charge of driving under the influence, she said.

"Woodstock Police Investigators will secure warrants for his arrest with pending charges related to the hit and run," Duncan said. 

Today wasn't the first time that Gonzalez was arrested on alcohol-related charges. According to the Canton-Sixes Patch archives, and charged with following too closely, open container of alcohol in vehicle and driving under the influence.

Stay tuned to all three Cherokee County Patch sites for updates.

Shannon June 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Completely inexcusable! Good job working so quickly to capture! Throw away the key
CD June 01, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Praying for the construction worker. Great job at catching this stand up citizen so quickly! Now hopefully the court system can KEEP HIM OFF the roads this time!!
Kathy June 01, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Would like to know what happened after his 4/24 DUI arrest. Fined? Jailed? License suspended? Lashed with a wet noodle?
Victims Family June 03, 2012 at 10:28 AM
The worker is a son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend. Devoted to all he loves and is cherished by all who loves and knows him! What a selfish, careless loser! He should be in the one in the hospital!!! There needs to be more outrage about those driving under the influence! How many more innocent people have to be hurt and killed before our society sees this action as INEXCUSABLE!!!!
Scott Hanna June 03, 2012 at 03:40 PM
To the Family, Thank God he is alive. You have my support. I hope he gets better. I also hope he gets all the compensation and financial help he deserves. I guess the loser that hit him didn't learn much from his last arrest! I think he should lose his license for good and go to jail for the max that the law allows. Also, they should impound the vehicle and sell it for charity. Family , focus now on his recovery. My positive thoughts go out to you all, and to him. May his recovery be quick and complete.
P. Kent Eichelzer, III June 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Usually I see these guys get away with this and are never found. This man needs to be punished and his insurance company needs to do what's right which they rarely do. If the family needs my helps have them check us out helawinjury.com, 770-517-0045 or email me kentike@bellsouth.net
Tim Reardon June 03, 2012 at 10:15 PM
One call, that's all! Bloodsuckers already lurking for this case

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