2018-12-06 / Courts

Man charged in hit and run


MOORE MOORE A 40-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned Monday on a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

Michael Harley Moore turned himself in at the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office about 5 p.m. last Thursday about 24 hours after allegedly striking a pedestrian with his car in the unincorporated village of Cedar.

“I credit him for doing the smart thing and turning himself in,” Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich said.

Grand Traverse and Leelanau County deputies responded to interview Moore. After the interview, he was placed under arrest for a felony, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

His vehicle was seized to be processed by evidence technicians.

According to Borkovich, the victim, a 51-year-old of Cedar, was northbound on Kasson Street when she passed an injured animal in the roadway and turned around to see what she could do to help.

It was then that Moore’s vehicle, also southbound, struck her, sending her to Munson Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

An update on her condition was unavailable this week, due to HIPPA, the patient privacy law, Borkovich said.

Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident is a 5-year felony.

Moore remains free on a $150,000 cash/security bond pending a probable cause hearing Tuesday.

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I don’t know any of the

I don’t know any of the people involved, but I feel very sorry for both the driver and the victim. It could happen to any of us.