Woman charged in hit and run that injured Havelock man

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 04:43 PM.

A New Bern woman has been charged in a hit and run that sent a Havelock man to the hospital.

Debra Davis was charged with felony hit and run for an incident that occurred Tuesday evening near Ruby Tuesday’s in James City, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Davis, 49, turned herself in Wednesday at noon at the Craven County jail and was released by 2 p.m., according to jail officials.

Christian Thompson, 20, of Havelock was struck at the intersection of Williams Road and U.S. 70 at about 8:48 p.m. Thompson was helping clean the intersection and tend to victims following a car wreck, according to Highway Patrol officials.

Thompson was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center after being struck and then transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville Wednesday, where he was listed in fair condition. Fair condition is described by the American Hospital Association as someone whose vital signs are stable and within normal limits, and is conscious but may be uncomfortable.

North Carolina law requires motorists to immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of a crash and remain with the vehicle until a law-enforcement officer completes the investigation or authorizes the driver to leave and the vehicle to be removed. Drivers are not required to stay at the scene only if remaining at the scene places the driver or others at significant risk of injury.

Cathryn Lindsay is a reporter for the Sun Journal.

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