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Hit and run driver gives reason for fleeing

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The man charged with a hit and run in Wilmington yesterday, said he had a reason for fleeing.

Darelle Young of Leland told police he was worried about not being an authorized driver of the rental car he was in.

Young was pulled over for speeding, gave police his license, then sped off.

He ran a red light, smashed into the back of another car, and kept driving. He then ditched his car, took off his shirt, and ran.

Hours after being on the loose, he turned himself into police.

According to the magistrate’s office, his hit and run felony has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

Young has several previous charges, including drug and firearms violations, and eluding police.

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The man charged with a hit and run in Wilmington yesterday, said he had a reason for fleeing.

Darelle Young of Leland told police he was worried about not being an authorized driver of the rental car he was in.

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