POLITICS

Florida stripper charged in hit and run that left Ontario man in hospital

03/31/2015 09:54 EDT | Updated 05/31/2015 05:59 EDT
MIAMI - A stripper is accused of a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a Canadian tourist in Miami.

Police say Alexander Sanghwan — listed as being from Ontario — was walking on the edge of a road around 5:30 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene.

According to an affidavit released Monday night, 26-year-old Olivia Bennett is charged with hitting Sanghwan near Diamonds strip club.

Police say Sanghwan was in a well-lit area when Bennett's blue BMW hit him.

Sanghwan was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with multiple injuries and remains in critical condition.

Police found Bennett's car in the parking lot at Tootsie's Cabaret. She turned herself in to police Monday.

Bennett is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Sanghwan's family members have told local media that he was visiting Florida to attend the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami.

— With files from The Associated Press.