Man Charged With DWI, Felonies In Hit And Run Invovling Teen

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A Booneville man who told investigators his mother was driving a vehicle which struck a 16-year old boy has been charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of the accident and three other charges.

The accident involved one of two boys walking together at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 10, the boy was taken from the scene to a Little Rock hospital where he had surgery on a leg, according to investigators. Other injuries included to a shoulder, the investigators said.

In addition to the DWI offense Jerome Troy Moles, 32, has been charged with reckless driving and driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked.

Felony charges in connection with the incident, included failing to abide by requirements in accidents involving a personal injury and filing a false report with a law enforcement agency. The two felonies are Class D offenses punishable upon conviction by up to six years in prison and or fines of up to $10,000.

Moles, according to court documents, told a BPD officer that his mother was driving a vehicle which struck the 16-year old boy who was walking on Fifth Street. Moles told the officer his mother had apparently hit the boy, left the scene and came home to pick Moles up, and that they then returned to the scene.

The BPD officer determined Moles to be intoxicated due to his breath and physical actions, an arrest warrant states, and Moles was then taken into custody. According to court documents Mole had a blood alcohol of .16, twice the legal limit of .08.

Moles’ mother, however, told an investigator that she was at home asleep when Moles awoke her informed her of the accident and damage to her vehicle. Moles’ mother also told the investigator she then drove Moles back to the scene.

According to court documents Moles will be arraigned on the charges on Feb. 7. He was still being held in the Booneville Municipal Jail on Monday, Jan. 27 in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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