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Driver Arrested in Weekend Hit-and-Run

Post Date:04/12/2017 4:00 PM
  • Cary police have arrested the driver suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash with a moped Saturday evening on Penny Road.
  • Beverly McNair, 59, of Apex has been charged with felony hit and run; she faces a penalty of up to 41 months in jail.
  • McNair is suspected of hitting moped operator Douglas Porter, who suffered severe injuries.





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Cary, NC – Cary Police have arrested the suspected driver of the Honda Accord involved in Saturday evening’s hit-and-run collision with a moped on Penny Road. Beverly McNair, 59, of Apex has been charged with one count of Felony Hit and Run, which is a class F felony carrying a penalty of up to 41 months in jail. She has been transported to the Wake County Public Safety Center.

“We are thankful for the citizens who reported the crash and stopped to help. Their efforts contributed to our being able to make an arrest within a few days; we hope this resolution brings some comfort to the victim and his family,” said Lt. Tom Stewart of the Cary Police Department.

At 6:49 p.m. on April 8, police responded to the 10000 block of Penny Road where they found Douglas Porter, 57, lying next to his moped with apparent injuries from a vehicle crash. Porter was taken to WakeMed Raleigh with severe injuries. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect and her Honda sedan at the scene prior to police arrival.

Although an arrest has been made, anyone with information is still encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636. For real-time crime updates, follow the Town of Cary’s Safety feed on Twitter @TOC_Safety.


*Media note – Now that an arrest has been made, the focus turns to the prosecution, which for Cary is led by the Wake County District Attorney’s Office. Therefore, this is the last update and official comment the Town of Cary plans to make on this case outside of court until the matter is completely resolved.


Primary Contacts

Lt. Tom Stewart, Traffic Safety Team, (919) 469-4338

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240

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