A Florida man was arrested months after he allegedly hit an 8-year-old girl with his car in September and fled the scene.
Gregory J. Valentine, 64, was arrested last week after police allegedly found the 8-year-old victim’s DNA on the bumper of his vehicle.
The crash happened on Sept. 23 in the 600 block of Granada Avenue in Venice, Florida.
Police say Valentine and his vehicle were identified a day after the crash, but authorities said they were waiting for the analysis of forensic evidence before completing their investigation, according to WFLA.
Valentine has been charged with reckless driving and failure to stop or remain at a crash involving injuries.
The girl recovered from the collision and did not have any major injuries, according to the WFLA.