Thursday, September 4, 2014
A Summerville woman was charged with hit-and-run after a car accident Aug. 21.
Asia Rivera, 30, was arrested and charged after law enforcement found her behind the wheel of a Honda Accord that witnesses said had hit a man on a moped.
According to a Summerville Police incident report, witnesses said the Honda was traveling north on Boonehill Road when it made a quick left in front of a moped traveling south, causing the moped driver to hit the side of the car and crash into the ground.
The officer reported the moped driver had lacerations on his legs as well as back and neck pain.
Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies found the Honda parked at a store on Orangeburg Road.
The Summerville officer interviewed Rivera, who said she had witnessed another car hit the moped driver and had left the scene because she was scared.
She also said she had only a beginner’s permit, according to the incident report.
When the officer found damage to the Honda, Rivera said the damage had already been there when she borrowed the car from a co-worker, according to the report.
When the co-worker – and owner of the car – arrived, she became “visibly upset” upon seeing the damage and said it had not been there previously. She told police she didn’t know Rivera had only a beginner’s permit.
The officer arrested Rivera on the charge of hit and run with minor personal injury, and also cited her for failure to yield the right of way and beginner’s permit violation.
She was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.