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

(Newser) – 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.

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