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Ex-Delco ADA on Trial for Hit-and-Run Convicted of Fleeing Scene

Michael Donohue was earlier acquitted of more serious charges stemming from the November 2011 accident.

After being acquitted of more serious charges last week, former Delaware County assistant DA Michael Donohue was found guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident on Monday night, the Delaware County Daily Times is reporting.

Donohue was arrested last November after he hit a 14-year-old Havertown boy on Township Line Road after ordering nine drinks at Sligo, in Media. The boy, a Haverford High School student, suffered head trauma and pelvic fractures and was initially listed in critical condition.

Though Judge John L. Braxton saw fit to acquit Donohue of charges of aggravated assault and driving under the influence, the jury of seven men and five woman found the Havertown resident guilty of the lesser charge after four and a half hours of deliberation.

Donohue’s bail was raised to $100,000 cash, and a pre-sentencing hearing was scheduled for December 20.

 

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