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  • NV: Open Carrier Makes Citizens Arrest on Hit and Run Driver (video)

    07/17/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to image source On 11 July, an open carrier, Brandon Francis, made a citizens arrest on a hit and run suspect. Francis had just seen the driver hit a pedestrian and drive away. Francis drove after the suspect, cut him off, then ordered him out of the car at gun point. It is clear from the video that Francis was open carrying his pistol. Nevada has always been an open carry state. In the video, you can see Brandon's holster on his right side. In interviews with two television stations, he is open carrying. From Matthew Shaykin,...
  • Coroner identifies victims killed while fleeing Metairie crash

    05/17/2016 4:04:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/17/16 | Michelle Hunter, | The Times-Picayune
    The Jefferson Parish coroner's office has identified the woman killed while fleeing a collision in Metairie Monday morning as Madison Comeaux, 24, of Metairie. Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich identified Comeaux's passenger as Jaclyn St. Romain, 38, of Slidell. The women were pronounced dead after the Ford Mustang Comeaux was driving crashed into a power pole in the 3600 block of South Interstate 10 Service Road. Traffic investigators determined she had been involved in a hit-and-run moments earlier on an I-10 exit ramp and was trying to get away when the wreck occurred, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the...
  • Woman's Car Rats Her Out After She Tries To Pull A Hit And Run: Cops

    12/10/2015 2:12:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 12/07/2015 | Jason Torchinsky
    Most of us like to think of ourselves and our cars as a team. We look out for them, they look out for us. There’s limits, though, as 57-year old Cathy Bernstein learned, when her Ford Focus called 911 after she hit a truck and a van and fled the scene, according to news reports. It’s pretty sad when your car is the one with the conscience.Police in Florida (of course) say Bernstein hit the truck, and then rear-ended a minivan before leaving the scene. Her Focus was equipped with Ford’s 911 Assist system, part of Ford’s SYNC offerings. The...
  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' was on medical leave during hit-and-run crash

    11/30/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Veronica Rocha and Matt Hamilton
    San Francisco police officer whose good looks earned him the nickname "Hot Cop of Castro" was on medical leave when he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his Dodge Charger, then abandoned his vehicle and ran away, police said. Officer Christopher Kohrs turned himself in to fellow officers at police headquarters Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of two felony counts of hit-and-run. Kohrs, a 7-year San Francisco police veteran, was off-duty at the time of the crash and on medical leave for an unrelated medical condition, police said. If Kohrs...
  • Driver hits 4 women in dramatic East St. Louis hit-and-run caught on video [No flag involved]

    07/09/2015 6:24:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | 7/8/15 | Shawndrea Thomas
    On the afternoon of June 27th, a group gathered in the middle of the street at Lincoln Park in East St. Louis to watch and record what appears to be an argument and fight between two women. Then minutes later suddenly a gray car came barreling down the street mowing down 4 people. Four young women went flying into the air.
  • Suge Knight Kills a Man After Running Him Over With His Car, Then Flees the Scene: Report

    01/29/2015 8:13:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015
    Suge Knight has reportedly killed a man after engaging in a fight on set of a film project in Compton, TMZ reports. According to the site, the co-founder of Death Row Records got into an altercation with two crew members on set of the project which involved the Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre and then fled to his car, where he took off and ran over a bystander.
  • Episcopal bishop identified as driver in fatal bike crash

    12/29/2014 4:23:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Baltimore Brew Blog ^ | December 28, 2014 | Fern Shen
    In an email to the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton has identified the driver of the car involved in the fatal bicycle crash on Roland Avenue yesterday as Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook, ordained in September to serve as Bishop Suffragan, the No. 2 spot in the diocese. I am distressed to announce that Bishop Heather E. Cook was involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, that resulted in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo, 41, Bishop Sutton wrote today, noting that Cook did not sustain any injuries. Bishop Sutton also...
  • Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop exposed as hit-and-run driver 'who killed young father

    12/29/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 29, 2014 | By Josh Gardner
    Maryland's newly ordained first female Episcopal bishop fatally crashed into and killed a bicyclist before fleeing just two days after the Christmas holiday. Police on Saturday said a 58-year-old female motorist drove away from a scene of mangled metal beside a fatally injured man taking his final breaths--41-year-old father and custom bike maker Tom Palermo. A letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland revealed Sunday that it was their No. 2 leader, Bishop Heather Cook, who disappeared from the fatal crash before finally returning to take responsibility. Meanwhile, photos from the scene can attest there was no way Cook could...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of Halloween hit-and-run that killed 3 girls

    11/03/2014 3:23:55 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/3/14 | ALYSSA DURANTY, SCOTT SCHWEBKE and SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    SANTA ANA Police today identified the suspected driver in the Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenagers as a 31-year-old Orange County man with a history of traffic offenses. Jaquinn Ramone Bell has a previous conviction for driving under the influence and hit and run charges in August, court records show. Bell was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near a Stanton motel, where he was staying with his two children, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing death, Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas said during a news conference. - snip- Bell has a history of reckless driving in Orange County,...
  • arn: illegal immigrant charged in hit and run death of rockford youth

    09/05/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review - TypePad ^ | SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 | Ulysses Arn
    n March of this year, 17 year old Emilio Perez ran out of gas on Interstate 88 near Joslin, Illinois. As he was walking to the exit ramp Emilio was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. On Thursday, 41 year old Maria E. Romero of Rockford was arraigned in Rock Island county on felony charges related to the death of Emilio Perez. Friday afternoon the Rock Island states attorneys office confirmed to that Maria Romero is an illegal immigrant and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer order against her, meaning that she cannot...
  • Illegal Immigrant Kills 2 Kids in Hit-&-Run, Avoids Deportation & Prison?! (Oregon)

    09/02/2014 9:25:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 02, 2014 9:25 PM
    An illegal immigrant who killed two children in a hit-and-run accident is not only avoiding deportation from the United States, she wont receive any prison time at all. Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant, recently had her immigration case dismissed, despite the fact that she was convicted of two felonies for a hit-and-run that resulted in the tragic deaths of two young girls. On top of the fact that her case was dismissedalthough the reason for dismissal and the judges name have not been releasedGarcia-Cisneros received no prison time for her conviction, an example of how the immigration laws in the...
  • St. Paul police officer allegedly left scene of accident

    08/11/2014 6:52:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-11-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A St. Paul police officer drove through a red light, struck another vehicle with his squad car and left the scene of the accident last spring, according to two misdemeanor charges filed against the officer Monday. Officer Vosinick "Nick" Kellum, 39, was on duty at the time, according to the police department, though the criminal complaint said he hadn't been assigned to respond to any police calls that day and there were no police calls for service in the immediate area of the incident. Kellum, a St. Paul officer since 1999, "admitted to driving the vehicle and being involved in...
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Hit-And-Run Death Of OK Inventor

    06/26/2014 11:39:20 AM PDT · by Lacey · 15 replies
    New9 (Oklahoma City) ^ | 6/26/14 |
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police have arrested a man in the hit-and-run case that killed famous inventor Jack McClung. Oklahoma City Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow tells News 9 the man arrested is 21-year-old Wilfredo L. Gomez. He was arrested Wednesday night near N.W. 16th Street near Meridian Avenue. Jack McClung, 79, was walking back home from getting groceries last weekend when he was hit by a car, and killed. McClung made millions off "Blue Stuff" selling it online and through infomercials. 6/23/2014 Related Story: Famous Oklahoma Inventor Killed In Hit & Run In NW OKC It was a popular...
  • $100K Reward Announced In Fatal Pacific Palisades Hit-And-Run

    03/26/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 9:11 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( A Los Angeles City Councilman Wednesday announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a recent UCLA graduate. David Pregerson, 23, was fatally struck on Dec. 27 on Chautauqua Boulevard, north of Borgos Place in the Pacific Palisades, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The driver of the car drove off after the collision, failing to stop, render aid, or identify themselves, officials said. The victim was later found in the brushes off Chautauqua around 3:20 a.m. Pregerson, who was an aspiring film producer...
  • Amish buggy sought in Pennsylvania hit-and-run

    03/18/2014 2:27:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- State police are searching for an unlikely suspect in a western Pennsylvania hit-and-run accident: the driver of an Amish buggy. Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy twice hit a passenger vehicle at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township, about 6 p.m. Sunday. The buggy then left the scene and its driver has yet to be identified.
  • Adelante Mujeres raises money for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash

    03/04/2014 5:41:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 04, 2014 | Andrea Castillo
    Adelante Mujeres is leading a fundraiser for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters. Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was taken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from Washington County Jail to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma early last month. She has been waiting for a bond hearing in immigration court. Arturo Villaseor of Adelante Mujeres said Garcia-Cisneros' hearing is happening mid-week but wouldn't specify which day. Her Immigration Attorney Courtney Carter did not respond to a request for comment. The hearing will determine whether Garcia-Cisneros must remain in...
  • Deportation in hit-and-run tragedy would be a mistake: Editorial

    02/07/2014 2:25:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    OregonLive ^ | February 07, 2014 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    Forest Grove resident Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros had the dubious distinction this week of appearing, in the form of a linked story, on the Drudge Report, a popular web site that marries conservative values with tabloid sensibilities. The links headline: OBAMA DREAMER FACES DEPORTATION AFTER KILLING TWO IN HIT-AND-RUN You need no imagination whatsoever to track the narrative shouted here in 11 words: This is what comes of the presidents 2012 decision to allow immigrants brought to this country illegally as children to apply for relief from deportation. Garcia-Cisneros and others who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) program...
  • Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, sentenced in Forest Grove fatal crash, exchanges

    02/02/2014 7:33:32 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | anuary 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated February 01, 2014 | Emily E. Smith
    Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros gave a nervous smile before she spoke through tears. Dressed in jail scrubs Friday, she addressed the parents of Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abigail Robinson, 11, who were killed when she drove through a leaf pile where the girls were playing.
  • Police: Santa Clara University Student Intentionally Run Over in Oregon

    01/09/2014 11:18:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 9, 2014
    A Santa Clara University student is recovering at an Oregon hospital after officials say someone ran him over on purpose. Conor McMahon, 20, was visiting his family in Portland for the holidays. After a New Year's Eve party, McMahon and a few friends were walking down a street in North Portland when a man in a mini-van or small SUV pulled up and offered them a ride. McMahons parents say their son and his friends declined and the man drove away. But he made a U-turn, sped into the wrong lane, and hit McMahon from behind. McMahon suffered a broken...
  • Illegal alien charged with killing sisters ages 6 and 11 in Oregon (Photos)

    10/25/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies ^ | October 24, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, police in Forest Grove arrested Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 18, after she reportedly ran over and killed two girls on Sunday, and fled the scene. The victims, 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and her step-sister, 11-year-old Abigail Robinson were playing in a pile of leaves in front of their house on Main Street, when the Nissan Pathfinder driven by Garcia-Cisneros plowed into them, according to court documents. Garcia-Cisneros drove home and asked her boyfriend Mario Echeverria, 18, to check the vehicle for damage. Echeverria was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The Oregonian reported: Echeverria, records say, told...
  • Roseville: Son says father legally blind, didn't intend to hit Army recruiters (MN)

    09/18/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-18-13 | John Brewer and Sarah Horner
    The son of a motorist arrested for allegedly hitting two Army recruiters and dragging one for nearly a mile Tuesday in Roseville said his father is legally blind and likely didn't see the two men. He also was likely in the area panhandling for drug money, the son said.
  • Police report questioned for teen not charged with 'hit and run'

    08/17/2013 5:04:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | 08.16.2013 | Ryan Wolf
    Imagine driving down the road when all of the sudden another vehicle improperly turns in front of you from the opposite direction at a green light. David Bernier says it happened to his wife Kathleen on August 6th at the intersection of Commerce Street and Tyler Avenue in Harlingen. The other driver, he says, then fled. "A 15-year-old kid in his first accident I understand that he got scared but it's still no excuse for not being charged," David explains. Action 4 News obtained a copy of the 9-1-1 call his wife made. She can be heard on it giving...
  • C-Town Delivery Driver Arraigned, Victim Remains Critical

    07/19/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 18, 2013 | HILDA MUOZ,
    <p>HARTFORD The driver of a C-Town delivery van who is accused of hitting and injuring an 83-year-old woman outside the supermarket July 11 was arraigned Thursday and taken into custody.</p> <p>Victor Morales, 21, had been free on a promise to appear in court, but after the hearing he was detained, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will put him on a monitoring bracelet, officials said.</p>
  • TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)

    04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 9, 2013 | Sarah Burge
    TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said. He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here, said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a...
  • FL:Man who held suspected hit-and-run driver at gunpoint describes that night

    02/02/2013 4:20:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Charles Broward, Dana Treen
    When John Avery II saw a pickup truck fleeing after hitting a pedestrian at a Jacksonville intersection Wednesday night, he wasnt just going to let the motorist get away. I thought he had actually killed the guy. Avery said Thursday. I just felt there was no way in the world that he should be able to drive away from an accident where somebody died. Avery, 44, followed the truck to a nearby parking lot and used his gun to apprehend the driver, holding him until police arrived.
  • Commerce Secretary John Bryson, accused of hit-and-run, takes medical leave

    06/12/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ed OKeefe & David A. Fahrenthold
    Commerce Secretary John Bryson said Monday night that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence to deal with health problems, after officials said the Cabinet member had a seizure while driving Saturday and was involved in three traffic collisions.
  • Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run

    06/11/2012 2:12:32 AM PDT · by goron · 49 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 6/11/12 | Andrew Blankstein
    Commerce Secretary accused in hit-and-run By Andrew Blankstein | 12:22 a.m. Authorities are investigating a series of traffic collisions in the San Gabriel Valley involving U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, authorities said Saturday. Bryson was found unconscious in his vehicle and has been hospitalized, officials said. He was cited for felony hit-and-run but not booked.
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • Zina Bethune, dancer and actress, killed in possible hit-and-run

    02/13/2012 11:25:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Victoria Kim
    Police are investigating the death of Zina Bethune, a renowned ballet dancer and a longtime teacher of disabled children, who was struck by two vehicles after she apparently stopped to help an injured animal on the side of the street.
  • Dog Involved In Deadly DUI Accident Swims Half-Mile To Sarasota Kayaker

    01/10/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Tampa ^ | 1-10-12
    SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) A man fishing from his kayak a half-mile from Point of Rocks off Sarasota was shocked when a dog that was involved in a deadly DUI crash swam up to his boat terrified. Once pulled to safety, Barney shrunk into a corner of the small craft, shaking and traumatized over the event. He sustained minor injuries, including one to his paw and several cuts. The man brought Barney to a local vet, who used a tracking chip implanted in him to discover his owner was Donna L. Chen, who was struck by a Nissan Altima...
  • Delaware wheelchair woman hit, killed by three cars that flee

    01/04/2012 9:57:47 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 51 replies ^ | 4 Jan 2012 | Dave Warner
    A wheelchair-bound woman crossing a city street in Wilmington, Delaware, was struck and killed by a series of three vehicles that all fled the scene. Police were hunting on Wednesday for three drivers wanted in the hit-and-run death of Edith McFarland, 58, of Wilmington. She was trying to get across South Market Street, a busy road near the Fairview Inn, where she had been living for the past three months, when she was struck at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. "After the impact, McFarland was ejected from her wheelchair into the southbound lanes of South Market Street,...
  • Two dead at scene of violent crash, shooting in northeast Arlington

    12/14/2011 4:51:41 PM PST · by Dysart · 23 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 12-14-2011
    Police have confirmed that there was an initial crash involving the blue SUV (at first believed to be an Escalade but now believed to be a Chevy Tahoe) at North Collins Street and Cantor Drive, just south of the second accident scene. Sgt. Christopher Cook said the blue SUV fled north on Collins after that crash, followed by multiple vehicles whose drivers were trying to get a license plate. The blue SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed, rear-ended a gray Dodge pickup stopped at Brown Boulevard. One person in the pickup was killed, and eight vehicles were eventually...
  • Occupy DC tries, fails to trigger Mob incident

    11/05/2011 5:33:36 PM PDT · by Chris in VA · 35 replies ^ | November 5th | Moe Lane
    Background: Americans for Prosperity is having its annual summit this weekend, and the Occupy movement decided to send some people over to disrupt it which is to say, they tried to rush the building. They failed, of course the American Left simply is not very good at demonstrations* but in the process of expressing their inner kindergarteners (the ones that werent using actual kindergarteners as props/riot shields, that is) some protesters got hit by a car. And we almost had an incident over it only it turns out that protesters got hit by a car actually...
  • FLASHBACK: Can Anthony Weiner Survive This Scandal? (POLITICO's Martin sticks-up for Weiner)

    10/31/2011 4:24:10 PM PDT · by bamahead · 20 replies
    Interesting YouTube video from the height of Weinergate. Martin suggests if Weiner 'hunkers down' and waits for the press to find the next story, he'd be just fine. He seems to give Weiner the benfit of doubt of guilt in the case he makes. Contrast that with the hemming/hawing answers he gave on the Cain story on Morning Joe today, assigning guilt and showing concern for protecting the 'sourcing'.
  • Girl hit by car driven by illegal immigrant in Ipswich

    09/29/2011 11:05:44 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 09/29/2011 | n/a
    An 11-year-old Ipswich girl was hit and dragged by a truck while riding her bike to school Wednesday. Now, residents say the details surrounding the horrible incident are becoming all too common in the Bay State. Police say the suspect who hit the sixth grader as he pulled out of the driveway of his home is an illegal immigrant who doesn't even have a license. It turns out 35-year-old Wanderson DaSilva-Neto has an outstanding warrant for his deportation back to Brazil.
  • Gov. Deval Patricks Stand On Illegals Is Indefensible

    08/24/2011 9:17:05 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/25/11 | Howie Carr
    Its going to take some politicians kid getting killed by a drunken illegal alien before the hacks finally figure out that theres a mighty big problem here. You know what happened in Milford on Saturday night. A totally smashed illegal from Ecuador is accused of running a stop sign and mowing down a 23-year-old American on a motorcycle, and then proceeding to drag him, screaming, under his truck for a quarter mile. When the illegal finally ran off the road, the American became disentangled. He was still alive. But then the illegal backed his truck back over him, according to...
  • Miss. teen Deryl Dedmon could face death penalty in hit-and-run killing

    08/22/2011 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS/WJTV/AP ^ | August 22, 2011
    (CBS/WJTV/AP) JACKSON, Miss. - Deryl Dedmon, a white teen who is being charged in the hit-and-run death of a black man in Mississippi, could now face the death penalty in what authorities are calling a hate crime. Dedmon, 19, was initially charged with murder, but Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith says he has new evidence that shows the victim, 49-year-old James Anderson, was robbed before he was killed, which makes it a capital case, reports CBS affiliate WJTV.
  • Is Florida Case an Example of Checkbook Justice?

    06/07/2011 8:44:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2011 | Nathan Koppel
    The hit-and-run conviction of Ryan LeVin, a wealthy Florida man, is generating controversy due to what some say is an unusually lenient sentence. On Friday, LeVin pleaded guilty to killing two businessmen in 2009 with his Porsche 911 but received a sentence of house arrest after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to the widows of the victims, the Chicago Tribune reports. The son of a family that ran a direct-sales jewelry company, LeVin is on probation for a 2006 crash in which he drove into a police officer; court records show that he has more than 50 traffic violations...
  • Police: Off-duty trooper hit convicted DWI offender [Journalistic Negligence]

    05/24/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    Albany TU (Pravda of the Hudson) ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | By BRYAN FITZGERALD (aka: boot licker)
    BROADALBIN -- A car driven by an off-duty state trooper likely hit a Northville man who was found dead in the road, and the victim had a previous DWI conviction for striking a teenage girl, authorities said. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office said the trooper, Brian Beardsley, 32, was driving with his girlfriend on county Highway 110 around 2:41 a.m. Sunday when he struck Chad E. Finch, 29, of South Shore Road. Deputies say the original call to police was made by an unidentified woman who reported that she saw what appeared to be a body in the southbound lane...
  • Toddler Dies After Hit & Run, Driver Arrested

    A 3-year-old boy, hit Saturday morning in South Fairmount while walking in the crosswalk with his mom, has died Police say 24-year-old Rodolfo Jose Temaj Felix of Newport, Kentucky, disregarded a traffic signal at the intersection of Westwood and Grand Avenue and ran over 24-year-old Niya Taylor and her son, Skakir West, while they were walking in the marked crosswalk.
  • Illegal immigrant flees local accident, then hits woman

    03/10/2011 3:46:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    North Florida Herald ^ | March 10, 2011 | North Florida Herald
    ALACHUA -- A man wanted by federal immigration enforcement is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a number of charges, including battery and child abuse, after a hit-and-run in Alachua. On March 5, Persiliano Garcia, 20, of Mexico, ran into the back of a woman's sedan, according to an Alachua Police Department report. When the woman, Sherell Hope of Alachua, got out of her car, Garcia backed up his white Honda sedan, hitting Hope in the leg, and drove away. Police caught up to him on County Road 235, and a record check revealed Garcia was using a...
  • Police: Possible illegal immigrant arrested after hit-and-run, injury crash in Gratiot County

    01/12/2011 1:38:19 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Saginaw News ^ | January 12, 2011 | Gus Burns
    GRATIOT COUNTY Two people were injured and another driver, whose residency is in question, is charged with fleeing the scene after two-vehicles collidend on the Ely Highway near Johnson about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in Gratiot County Tuesday, state police officials from the Ithaca Post say. They said a southbound crossed over the center line into the path of the northbound vehicle causing a collision. The southbound vehicle then left the scene. Two passengers in the northbound vehicle suffered injuries and emergency personnel transported them to Gratiot Medical Center in Alma, police said. Troopers later located and arrested the driver of...
  • 2 Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash With Semi Truck (Arizona)

    12/24/2010 1:04:37 PM PST · by yorkie · 29 replies · 1+ views
    KPHO News ^ | December 24, 2010 | Staff
    KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Police are looking for a commercial truck that struck a passenger vehicle Friday morning, killing both occupants. The truck, a tractor trailer with a red or maroon cab and possibly a box trailer, did not stop after the accident at about 9 a.m. on Interstate 40 Westbound between Seligman and Kingman, police said. The truck should have significant left front-end damage, police said.
  • Shuttle driver is charged in hit-and-run crash near Dulles

    12/14/2010 2:52:13 PM PST · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2010
    The driver of a speeding SuperShuttle van left a trail of damaged vehicles as he fled at least six hit-and-run crashes along Interstate 66 and the Dulles Access Road on Monday morning, police said. Virginia State Police, Arlington County police and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police were trying to determine what led to the series of crashes from Arlington to Dulles International Airport about 9:30 a.m. The driver, whom police identified as Muhammad Teshale, 25, of Alexandria, was arrested outside the airport's main terminal after authorities found the damaged blue van. Teshale was charged with one count of hit and...
  • Husband says bicyclist to blame for accident (Wife killed 4 people 2 years ago!)

    11/19/2010 8:42:03 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    This woman hit a bicyclist, stopped, looked him over and left the scene. She first blamed the husband and later confessed. She ran down 5 people two years ago, killing 4 and she is already driving again!!
  • Walmart worker run over trying to stop fleeing shoplifter

    10/21/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 21 Oct 2010 | Theodore Decker
    A brother and sister have been arrested on charges that they ran down an employee of a South Side Walmart last night when he tried to stop them from shoplifting computer equipment, police said. Nikolai and Elizabeth Young of 288 Chambersburg Rd. were charged with aggravated robbery after their 9 a.m. arrest at their South Side home, police said. Both are jailed pending an appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday. Dustin Carrel, a 24-year-old Walmart customer-service representative, remained in serious condition this afternoon at Grant Medical Center. Carrel was injured at 11:42 p.m. last night while trying to...
  • Cops Say Beer Saved a Bicyclist's Life

    10/16/2010 4:34:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego Reporter ^ | October 15, 2010 | Kristina Lee
    Cops say beer saved a bicyclist's life By Kristina Lee FOX 5 San Diego Reporter October 15, 2010 SAN DIEGO A man survived a hit and run accident in Rancho Bernardo Thursday evening and items in his backpack helped save his life, according to police. According to authorities, the man was riding in the bike lane on Pomerado Road near Caminito Vecinos when he was struck from behind around 8 p.m. Thursday. Official said if it weren't for beer in his back pack, the collision would have been fatal. "There is no doubt in my mind the beer definitely played...
  • Slain rancher's wife struck by car

    09/26/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 23 replies
    KOLD TUCSON ^ | 9/26/10 | Unspecified
    The driver of the vehicle did not stop, police said. Ramon Parra Saucedo, 74, was located a short time later. Saucedo is charged with DUI, 2 counts of Endangerment, and 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, said Carol Capas, a Cochise County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. He is being held in the Cochise County Jail. Bond is set at $5,000. Saucedo is a U.S. citizen, Capas said.
  • Murdered rancher's wife hit by vehicle

    09/26/2010 7:03:54 AM PDT · by exbrit · 48 replies · 2+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 9/2/610 | Unspecified
    DOUGLAS - Douglas Police have confirmed that the wife of murdered rancher Robert Krentz was hit by a vehicle while leaving a church in Douglas this evening.
  • Furor at top pol's 'hit run' (Kagan's niece the driver!)

    07/14/2010 6:13:54 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 38 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 7/14/10 | DAVID SEIFMAN and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    <p>State Sen. Eric Schneiderman -- a candidate for attorney general, the highest law-enforcement post in New York -- was involved in a minor car accident outside the New York 1 studios in Chelsea and then fled the scene, the cable news station reported last night.</p>