MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — The driver who allegedly fled the scene of a crash that injured an 11-year-old boy in Mentor-on-the-Lake in July appeared in Mentor Municipal Court for her arraignment Wednesday.
The 23-year-old female driver pleaded not guilty to failure to stop after an accident, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Judge John Trebets gave her a $1,000 person bond and required her to sign a no-contact order.
The case has been set for a pre-trial hearing.
The parents of the 11-year-old boy were in court.
Video of the incident on July 21, filmed by a friend of the victim, shows the boy ride through a stop sign and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Witnesses told responding officers that a dark-colored SUV hit the child and drove off.
The boy was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of cuts and scrapes.
News 5 is not naming the driver because she has not been charged with a felony, only a misdemeanor.
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