**Media Release** For Release: February 11, 2023
Charleston Police Make Arrest in Hit and Run Versus Pedestrian
Charleston, S.C. - Charleston Police announced an arrest in an overnight hit and run that left a pedestrian with serious injuries.
Kurt Watson, 35, of Charleston is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Great Bodily Injury. He is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center and will have a bond hearing today, February 11 at 2 p.m.
The CPD Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision, which took place at 2:33 a.m. on the Fielding Connector at Ashley Point Drive.
CPD patrol officers, Charleston Fire Department, along with Charleston County EMS responded to the scene after receiving calls about a person lying in the road. The involved pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Responding officers and investigators determined that a motor vehicle was traveling north on the Fielding Connector approaching the intersection of Ashley Point Drive when it struck the pedestrian and did not stop.
Investigators were able to identify the vehicle as a Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe and Watson were subsequently located on James Island and the ensuing investigation led to Watson’s arrest.
MAIT investigators closed the Fielding Connector between Ashley Point Drive and Ripley Point Drive during their investigation. The road reopened by 5:30 a.m.
This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843) 965-4084.
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Lt. C. Taylor ● Sgt. E. Wolfsen ● Insp. Michael Gillooly ● Sgt. L. Mixon ● Sgt. C. DuBose
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