- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kyle Carpenter, a South Carolina veteran who received the Medal of Honor last year, was arrested Thursday for a hit-and-run incident.

Columbia police said Mr. Carpenter struck a pedestrian crossing the street at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 8.

Mr. Carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but did not check on the victim, Michael Haddad, police said, a local NBC affiliate reported.

Mr. Haddad walked away from the accident and headed into a nearby fitness center. Then Mr. Carpenter drove away from the scene, according to police.

Mr. Haddad suffered some abrasions and a leg injury but is expected to make a full recovery.

Mr. Carpenter turned himself in to police Thursday. He has been charged with hit and run involving personal injury and making an improper left turn. He was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and released on bond, NBC reported.

Mr. Carpenter, a former Marine, was awarded the Medal of Honor in June 2014 for falling forward on a grenade in Afghanistan in 2010 in order to shield others from the explosion.

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