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When you say he fled, you mean he got out of the car and left you? Also, he was a random person you met and you allowed him to drive your car? Where was he taking you?
Thank you for the additional information. You may want to go back to the Bar and see if anyone knew who this guy was. If they do not, then you can only provide a description of him to the police and stand behind your story, that he was driving, hit the car and fled. It would then be up to the police to decide how to proceed and if they can not place you behind the wheel of the vehicle, as the driver, they could not charge you for a hit and run. The same goes for a DUI charge and if they did not conduct a DUI investigation, they would have no real basis to proceed with that either. If they refuse to release the car, then they would need to charge you and it would be at that time, you would need to obtain a court order from the Judge, for its release. They are likely holding it, since it is evidence but once they see your story will remain the same, they may release it and/or charge you and then you would need to get it released by the Judge. I know it is not an ideal situation but unless you can provide them with some information to help catch this guy, they are going to be difficult to deal with right now.
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