Christopher Dale Bruner
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested after allegedly backing car into woman at Gwinnett gas station, driving off

A man was arrested in Gwinnett County after police said he backed his car into a woman at a gas station and then drove off. 

Christopher Dale Bruner, 36, of Winder, was taken into custody Tuesday, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Wilbert Rundles. 

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The collision, which left the woman with serious injuries, happened shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday at a BP at 325 Harbins Road in Dacula, previously reported.

Police said Bruner walked around the gas station, used the ATM and shopped. He then walked out of the store, but did not leave right away, police said. 

The woman was putting air in the tires on the passenger side of her car, police said. 

Bruner allegedly started backing out of the parking space and paused for a moment, officials said. He then continued reversing out of the space “at a high rate of speed” and slammed into the woman and her car, police said. 

He sped away from the scene and headed north on Harbins Road, officials said. Police said he did not return to the gas station and did not call for help. 

The woman’s collarbone was broken in four places and she underwent surgery Monday, Channel 2 Action News reported. She also needed stitches in her head.

Bruner was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center. He is charged with felony hit-and-run and serious injury by vehicle. 

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