GPD: Hit and Run Driver Flees To Avoid Traffic Ticket
GAINESVILLE - It appears he was more worried about driving with an expired license than being involved in a hit and run accident.
One Gainesville man is now facing felony charges in a hit and run that left another man in critical condition.
GPD officers say Keelan Cox ran into the pedestrian as he was driving west on east University Avenue.
Witnesses say the pedestrian, William Scaff, was walking along the road, waving his arms at oncoming traffic, when Cox hit him.
Scaff has a severe head injury and is hospitalized at Shands.
Depending on his medical condition, Scaff may face charges for walking in traffic.
Cox fled the scene, but he was later found still driving and arrested.
According to the report, Cox told police his driver's license was expired, and he was worried about being ticketed.
Cox has been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident, which is a felony.
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