Thursday, March 13, 2014

Driver Arrested In Hit And Run Pedestrian Death

FORT MYERS, FL --  On December 25, 2013, at 12:02 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash on State Road 867 (McGregor Boulevard), near the intersection of Kasamada Drive, in Lee County, Florida, which resulted in the death of 48 year old, Michael J. Sasen. 

Through the course of the investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol determined that the hit and run vehicle involved was a 2013 Chevrolet Impala. Further, the investigation has determined that there was probable cause to believe that Charles A. Lawson, age 56 of Fort Myers, Florida committed the offense of leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving death.

On March 13, 2014 the Florida Highway Patrol arrested and booked Mr. Charles Lawson into the Lee County Jail for Crash involving death, leaving scene: F.S.S. 316.027(1)(b); Felony 1ST Degree; One (1) Count which states: The driver of any vehicle involved in a crash occurring on public or private property that results in the death of any person must immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the crash, or as close thereto as possible, and must remain at the scene of the crash until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of s. 316.062… Any person who willfully violates this paragraph commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

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