On Your Side: New developments in hit and run

Reported by: Jaime Hayden
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Updated: 5/23/2014 10:54 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- There are new developments from the hit and run crash two weeks ago in South Reno that left one man in a coma. The driver has turned herself in, but has not been arrested or identified. News 4 learned what the woman told police.

We got several questions from viewers on this incident, many wondering what happened that night and why the woman is not behind bars, so we went to get answers. The Reno Police Department says the investigation is still ongoing, but sources tell us the driver was distracted. Reno police confirmed that Friday.

Jaime Hayden: "We heard that she did drop a cup and was reaching down and didn't notice?

Sergeant Joe Robinson: “Wow you are very good. That is her statement at this time and again it's still under investigation. We don't know if that's actually what happened."

Robinson says all cases are different, there is no comparing, but we wanted to know if this case is unique.

Jaime Hayden: "The biggest question everybody is wondering, our viewers, is this woman being treated differently than anybody else?"

Sergeant Joe Robinson: “No she's not being treated different than anybody else, it's an ongoing investigation. We still have a lot of t's to cross and a lot i's to dot. We're going to do our diligence on the case and we're going to spend our time and make sure we do it correctly."

News 4 has received many Facebook comments from people who want to know why the driver, who admits she hit the man and left the scene, hasn't been arrested, So we asked why?

Jaime Hayden: “So just in general if someone comes in and says I hit somebody, you can't just arrest them right then and there?”

Sergeant Joe Robinson: “People come into the police station all the time and say things. We still have to prove them, make sure there's probable cause to arrest somebody."

Robinson says the department is investigating this case as a felony crime and they are taking it very seriously.

“The person that has come forward is a member of our community. She’s not going anywhere, we know where to find her,” said Robinson. “So we're not worried about that, so we're going to take our time and do it right."

Sergeant Robinson says the investigation may take two more weeks to complete before it's submitted to the district attorney's office. So right now there's no way to know if or when the unidentified woman will be charged with anything, but we'll stay on this story and bring you updates as soon as we get them.
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homekid - 5/26/2014 7:53 AM
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Just a couple of questions... What was in this cup that was dropped? Did this person need the two weeks to sober up/clean up enough for toxicology testing? It took two weeks to "find" her yet being a member of our community we're not worried about her disappearing..... again? Still not understanding all this bs.

teedofftaxpayr - 5/25/2014 4:41 PM
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Any bets her family contributes to the Republican party of Washoe County?

Speed - 5/24/2014 1:24 PM
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I've always liked Reno-enough to have lived there for 13 years back in the 80's/90's. But it's CHANGED since those days! The current combination of corruption and incompetence of ALL Government agencies-local,County,State and Federal,in this area know no bounds. What I see happening there from my own location,across the State,as well as what I hear and see from my friends who are still entrapped by the bureaucracy there,have convinced me that Washoe County is a preliminary of another version of pre-WW-II Germany. I see how the "PTB" violate people's rights at their own discretion,change laws on the spot to support their illegal decisions,harass lawful people to the benefit of Illegals,addicts and drug dealers,and have tightened up things like the "Smog Laws" (The FARCE of "Smogging" your car for the protection of the "ENVIRONMENT",while allowing you to "BUY" an exemption for approx. $200.00/year,if you have the money. Does spending $200.00 per year to license your oil-burner suddenly make the air better? They're going to the point of making lawful people have to become criminals just to SURVIVE. And YES-we CAN blame a lot of this on Reno/Western Nevada's willingness to take their leads from the State of California,the most FAILED State in Amerexico,and long recognized as the universal example of how NOT to run a State. I grieve for the good people I know there,and I hope you ALL stop complying through utter ear of the police state's severe retribution and DO something to get RID of the crooks and idiots in charge,get your FREEDOM back,people!

MissyBlu - 5/24/2014 12:02 PM
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Gabe is MY freind! I want to know if I had hit him and done the same thing , but stayed at the scene , would I have been arrested!? Your DAMN right I would have been. It doesnt matter, she left the scene of the accident. You want to know what IM CALLING ON THIS ONE? The obvious is her parents have money. But do you really want to know why she is in the comfort of her own home and noone has released her name. SHE IS A MINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And because of those 2 factors I bet she'll never see the inside of a cell for this. It MIGHT be different if my freind wouldnt have lived. But luckily for her she doesnt have vehilcular manslaughter on her record, THIS TIME!!!! And I bet it wasnt a cup, I bet it was her DAMN PHONE!!!!! She needs to be taught some sort of a lesson, because obvioulsy her parents didnt do a good enough job raising her or else she would have stopped THEN and THERE!!! My freind , my sweet loving laughing good hearted hard working loyal freind is laying in a hospital bed without his leg and possible irreversible brain damage and she is sleeping in her cozy bed EVERYNIGHT as he FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE!!!!!!! Get a clue RPD! Arrest her like you would ANYONE ELSE until shes arranged. Then let the justice system do their job. You gotta do your first!

renojim - 5/24/2014 11:56 AM
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1 idiot who finds validation in life by trolling KRNV websites and correcting gramer. Put your clothes back on Kramer and go see the world.

Kramer - 5/24/2014 11:51 AM
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six vigilantes who should never be selected for a jury, can't interpret the report, nor do they understand the process. What IF

renojim - 5/24/2014 9:53 AM
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And another thing Sergeant, you are not prosectuting her, you are arresting her, it's not your job to get all the "evidence", it's your job to arrest her and hold her for the crime of hit and run, which she admitted to. It's the DA's job to gather evidence and prosecute the individual. Absolute BS!!! If you have money in America the laws don't apply to you.

Kronik1045FM - 5/24/2014 3:08 AM
3 Votes
Member of the community of someone that has a case of AFLUENZA

MFDUFF - 5/23/2014 11:16 PM
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Dropped her cup? What a joke.

renojim - 5/23/2014 9:01 PM
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Legal system my ass!!! She came in with representation, thus she knew she broke a law. If I rob a bank, can I come in two weeks later and tell you what I did and go home? If I murder someone, can I come in and two weeks later and go home. No matter how much she pays the family, she committed a crime, you can't buy your way around the law Sergeant!!! DO YOUR DAMN JOB!!!

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