Sometimes, the person at fault for an accident will try and avoid that responsibility. They will try and deny that they are at fault. Some will even go so far as to try and cover up their fault in an accident. This can lead them open to additional charges.
Kenneth Baker, a Specialist at McNair High School in Dekalb County has found himself in jail facing some serious charges. The charges stem from allegations that Baker left the scene of an accident and then committed a second crime to attempt to cover the first.
Police detectives state that Baker struck a pickup truck on McAfee Road on December 19th. Instead of stopping, police state that Baker kept going. He then allegedly hit a home owner’s mailbox before speeding off.
The man in the pickup truck, Willie Smothers, states that he was badly injured as a result of the crash and that his truck’s rear end was knocked off. It didn’t seem to matter to Baker.
Baker was able to flee for about a mile. His car then caught fire, forcing him to abandon the vehicle. Before he abandoned the vehicle, a neighbor was able to take a picture of the burning car and handed it over to police.
In an attempt to cover up his crime, Baker called police on December 20th to report that his Audi had been stolen. He also allegedly made an insurance claim on the theft of the vehicle.
Police began investigating and soon realized that Baker had not been truthful. They eventually arrested Baker on charges of lying to the police, insurance fraud, two counts of hit-and-run, and filing a false report.
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