Cops: Driver Left Fatal Hit-and-Run to Buy Booze

Florida driver is charged after store camera spots him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2012 11:04 AM CDT
Cops: Driver Left Fatal Hit-and-Run to Buy Booze

Police in Florida responding to a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian questioned a driver at the scene, who denied all knowledge of what happened. But the cops also smelled alcohol on the man's breath and got suspicious. Then they spotted damage on his car and connected it to the accident, reports After that, they got video from a nearby convenience store showing that the man had recently parked there, checked his car for damage, bought alcohol, and inspected his car again before driving away. Richard S. Schenfield, 21, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality. (Read more hit-and-run stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.