Man arrested after a hit-and-run involving 8-year-old back in September

Hit-and-run crash
Hit-and-run crash(Venice Police Department)
Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 3:40 PM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - One man was arrested after a hit-and-run involving an eight-year-old back in September.

Police in Venice arrested 64-year old Gregory J. Valentine after he allegedly left a vehicle accident involving an 8-year old girl on Aug. 23, 2021.

Valentine was arrested on Christmas Eve following new evidence that showed DNA of the 8-year old victim on the bumper of his vehicle.

He is being charged with reckless driving and failure to stop or remain at a crash involving injuries.

Officials with the Venice Police Department said the 8-year-old girl has fully recovered without any major injuries.

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