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Man sentenced in September 2015 personal-injury hit-skip accident

Damalik J. Davis
Damalik J. Davis
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 02:36 pm

A man received home detention to leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident in September 2015.

Damalik J. Davis, 24, of the 3400 block of Regis Drive, was sentenced Tuesday in Allen Superior Court to serve 1 year of a 2 1/2-year sentence for leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and 60 days apiece for driving while suspended and false informing on home detention. Davis will serve 1 1/2 years on probation, and all counts are to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

Davis pleaded guilty April 20 and admitted he struck a pedestrian at 4:47 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015 as she was crossing Lewis and South Clinton streets, resulting in a tibial fracture to her left leg/knee that required surgery as well as "blighted ovum" that terminated her pregnancy, the probable-cause affidavit said.

Witnesses said Davis initially stopped but then returned to the vehicle and drove around the corner only to return to the intersection on foot. Davis gave police a false name of the person who hit the pedestrian and left the scene, the affidavit said. The victim told police the man who talked with police was the man who hit her and later identified him from a police photo array. 

Two charges — operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility and failure to yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk — were dismissed at sentencing. Davis' driver's license, plates and registration are suspended for 180 days.

Davis was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $58,016.46, and has eight days' jail credit.


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