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State Auditor Beth Wood faces Wake County hit-and-run charge

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Wood was charged by Raleigh Police in December with misdemeanor hit and run resulting in property damage

Beth Wood, North Carolina's state auditor, faces a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge from an incident that occurred on December 8.

Wood was charged by Raleigh Police in December with misdemeanor hit and run resulting in property damage, WRAL reports. Wood was also cited with an unsafe movement infraction, Wake District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said.

Wood has not spoken publicly about the charge. She is due to appear before an administrative court on January 26.

“That is standard procedure for these types of cases,” Freeman told WITN. “And this case will be handled as any other.”

Wood, a Democrat, has served as the state's auditor since 2009.

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