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Arrest Made in Hit and Run Incident Involving a Pedestrian (Columbia College Drive)

By August 25, 2020Press Releases

The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) has arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with last night’s hit and run incident involving a pedestrian in North Columbia.

According to Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, Johnny Ace Perry (DOB: 3-15-1966) is charged with Hit and Run with Great Bodily Injury, Failure to Render Aid and Driving Under Suspension. Perry turned himself in to CPD officers this afternoon and will be housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

North Main Street & Columbia College Drive

Perry is accused of hitting a 47-year-old man who was operating a motorized wheelchair shortly after 8:30 p.m. on August 24, 2020 on Columbia College Drive near North Main Street.

Preliminary information: Perry was allegedly driving an older model Ford F-150 in the same direction and area when he struck the victim causing him to fall to the ground and injure his head on the pavement. TSU investigators have recovered the vehicle as evidence in the case.

At last check, medical staff at a local hospital listed the victim in stable condition.

(Current ASGDC Booking Photograph is not available).





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