Rome, GA (December 28, 2018) – Police say that a Rome Police officer was terminated following a hit-and-run accident that he failed to report that happened on December 17. The accident allegedly took place on Dean Avenue in Rome.
The Rome Police Department investigated and said that Richard Penson had been driving his personal vehicle and was not on duty at the time. He suddenly struck a 3-year-old child on the road and continued on without reporting the incident.
The child was hospitalized and their condition is not known at this time.
Penson since turned himself in today. He has since been terminated from the department. He was charged with reckless driving, hit-and-run, and second-degree cruelty to children.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident at this time.
We understand how difficult it can be to face the reality of a pedestrian accident. We would like to extend our sympathies to those involved in this accident and hope that all parties will be able to find comfort at this time.
Pedestrian Accident in Georgia
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