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Charges dropped against MoH Recipient Kyle Carpenter for hit-and-run

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a hit-and-run charge against Medal of Honor recipient has been dismissed.

Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office spokeswoman Nicole Holland said Thursday that the misdemeanor charge was dropped. Court records show paid a $237.50 fine for making an improper turn.

The charges stemmed from a December incident in which struck an 18-year-old man in a Columbia crosswalk. The man was treated at the scene for scrapes and a leg injury. Police say stopped briefly but didn’t leave his name or offer help.

A call by The Associated Press to attorney was not returned.

received the nation’s highest military honor in 2014. Officials say he lost an eye while taking a grenade blast to save a fellow Marine.

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