Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Resulting: Dismissed
Police receive a call regarding an automobile accident. Police respond and find an abandoned automobile, which had apparently struck a commercial building and a parked car. There were no witnesses to the accident. The abandoned vehicle was discovered with keys inside its ignition and no sign of forced entry. Further, documentation and an identification card regarding the vehicle’s owner were located inside. Police tracked down the owner who claimed her car keys had been stolen a month prior, but she failed to report this to police. She further claimed that when she woke up that morning, she discovered her car missing from the location where she had parked it the night before. Police disbelieved the woman’s story, placed her under arrest and charged her with two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage Resulting. Successfully moved to dismiss this case on the morning of trial for lack of evidence. The Court granted the defense motion and dismissed all charges against the woman.