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Teen Faces Adult Charges in Louisville Hit-and-Run Crash

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

Recently, a Louisville teen appeared in court after he hit a young boy in a Kentucky hit-and-run crash that occurred over two years ago. The teen, Christian Tinker, 18, came face to face with the boy he injured and his family in a Louisville court room.

Although Tinker was only 16 at the time of the crash, he is now facing charges as an adult because he was waived from juvenile court. Police indicate that Tinker hit another car on Six Mile Lane, which was the car Michael Marler, now 10, was in. The car Tinker was driving was a stolen Enterprise rental car that he got from 32-year-old Thomas Summers. Summers also faces charges; however, Summers did not show up to court.

Tinker was charged with wanton endangerment, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. He is currently in the juvenile detention center, as this case will be back in court in May.

Marler suffered severe injuries in the crash that left him with a brain injury and disabilities as an 8-year-old kid. His permanent brain damage and disabilities cause him to rely on a walker to get around. Sadly, his life was forever changed by this Northern Kentucky car crash.

Marler’s family told Channel 11 News that Tinker and his family did not make eye contact or show any remorse in court, and Tinker is pleading not guilty.

Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson are saddened to hear of Marler’s injuries and will keep our readers informed about this case as it progresses.

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