Police Announce Hit-and-Run Charges
Friday, the injured construction worker was at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he was listed in critical condition.
Charges have been announced in the hit-and-run that injured a construction worker on Friday.
Kenneth Gonzalez of Canton, the suspect in the hit-and-run, will face charges of reckless driving, aggravated battery, failure to report accident with injuries, failure to report accident with property damage, hit-and-run, and failure to maintain lane, Woodstock Police Department spokeswoman Brittany Duncan wrote in a brief email to Canton-Sixes Patch on Sunday.
Friday morning, a gray 2006 GMC Sierra struck a construction worker on Interstate 575 South, just before the Towne Lake Parkway exit in Woodstock, and fled the scene.
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Later that afternoon, Gonzalez and the damaged Sierra were found in Cobb County. Authorities there arrested the 53-year-old man and booked him in the Cobb County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence.
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It's not clear if Gonzalez is back in Cherokee County, where he's had at least one brush with the law as recently as April 24. On that day, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office records, Gonzalez was arrested and charged with following too closely, open container alcohol in vehicle and driving under the influence. The disposition of that case is not known.
Duncan said she did "not have anymore information regarding the status of" the injured construction worker, whose name still has not been released.
Friday, he was at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he was listed in critical condition.
Stay tuned to all three Cherokee County Patch sites for updates.