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Driver charged in hit-and-run case

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

A North Carolina man was recently arrested for his involvement in a crash that left a woman dead. This accident occurred July 31, just before 1 a.m. Authorities say the accused failed to remain at the scene, so he is charged with hit-and-run and various other offenses.

What happened?

According to reports, a 30-year-old woman was crossing West Boulevard in Charlotte on foot when she was hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck failed to stop right away. Instead, he parked a few blocks from the accident scene. He was later located and reportedly admitted to hitting the victim. He was promptly arrested, taken for a blood test and then booked into a local detention facility.

The charges

As the victim died, the accused has been charged with felony death by automobile, along with the felony hit-and-run offense. As impaired driving is also believed a contributing factor, he is facing a DUI charge, as well as an open container violation. If convicted, he is looking at years behind bars, the loss of driving privileges and fines — among other penalties.

Defense

Every North Carolina resident has the right to a criminal defense when charged with a crime — no matter what the crime is. This gentleman can help himself by turning to an experienced criminal defense attorney for assistance addressing this matter. Legal counsel will be able to question evidence, take steps to protects the accuseds rights, and help him resolve this matter achieving the best outcome possible, as quickly as possible.