Hit and Run Charge Dropped Against Tim Newman


by WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The hit and run charge against Tim Newman was dismissed after the victim didn't show up for court on Thursday.

According to a spokesperson with the District Attorney's Office, the victim, when contacted by law enforcement indicated that she was okay with the charge being dismissed because Newman had already paid restitution.

In a statement received from the District Attorney's Office they said, "The District Attorney's Office works hard every day to ensure that a fair and just outcome is achieved in each case. Ultimately, the participation of witnesses is critical to the prosecution, and without witness testimony, we often cannot proceed with a case."

Tim Newman, former CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, was able to get a DWI charge thrown out in November. He was arrested on May 22, 2012 for the DWI and hit and run charges.



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