Man charged after turning himself in for Leelanau County hit-and-run

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LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Traverse City man was charged with a felony following a hit-and-run in Leelanau County.

Michael Moore, 40, was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, which has a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday Moore hit a 51-year-old woman on the side of Kasson Street in Cedar and left the scene, according to Leelanau County Sheriff's Deputies.

An investigation found the woman had stopped her car on the shoulder and was trying to remove an injured animal from the roadway when she was hit by the vehicle.

The woman was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.

Deputies began a search for the vehicle and the driver.

By Thursday evening Moore had turned himself in to the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office, deputies said.

Moore is out on bond but will be back in court for a probable cause hearing on December 11 and a preliminary exam on December 18.

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