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Suspect In Athens Hit-And-Run Turns Himself In

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File photo of police car. (credit: photo courtesy of Jean Ross WAOK-AM)

File photo of police car. (credit: photo courtesy of Jean Ross WAOK-AM)

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Authorities say the suspect in a hit-and-run that left a 19-year-old Kennesaw State University student in a coma has turned himself in to police.

Officials say 22-year-old William Wilson Heaton of Rydal faces several charges after surrendering early Wednesday evening to authorities at the Clarke County Jail. The charges include drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Officials say that a judge set his bond at $50,000 during a Thursday court hearing.

Police say Emily Bowman of Woodstock was walking in the grass next to an Athens road on Feb. 16 when a pickup truck left the road, hit her and then fled.

Heaton’s attorney, Anthony Perotta, declined to say whether Heaton was driving the pickup when it struck Bowman.

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