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Hit-and-run driver turns herself in

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A woman involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday has turned herself in to authorities.

Shane Marie Carrier, 38, of Mitchell, was arrested Tuesday for leaving the scene of an injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Gamble Street.

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This is a felony charge, punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $4,000.

Carrier allegedly drove the vehicle that injured a pedestrian at the intersection. She is accused of leaving the scene without helping the victim or identifying herself to the victim.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and has been released, said Detective Lt. Don Everson of the Mitchell Department of Public Safety.

The victim has scrapes on his legs, road rash on his face, a hairline fracture in his right leg, and his right eye is swollen shut. He also has stitches above his right eye, a lump on his forehead, two black eyes and a bruised collar bone. The fractured leg requires him to use crutches.

Everson said alcohol was a factor with both parties. The victim had been drinking and Carrier admitted to having been at a bar for several hours prior to driving.

Everson said Carrier heard about the accident through local media and turned herself in Tuesday.

She is also charged with failure to stop for a stop sign, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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