WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - On Labor Day, Warren police say they responded to the most horrific accident scene they had ever witnessed. It was a hit-and-run.
A car slammed into a man riding a bike. The impact killed the man after ripping off his clothes.
Now we are learning more about who police say is responsible. He lives in Troy, and is a former Buddhist monk.
On Wednesday, Kittisak Clayphotong was arraigned.
Police say Clayphotong realized he killed 51-year-old Andrew Macielak, but the 47-year-old driver knew there was incriminating evidence, beer and cognac in his car, and he reportedly ran like a coward.
He was charged with driving drunk and being involved in a hit and run causing death. Both charges are 15 year felonies.
His bond was set at $20,000 after he pled not guilty to the crimes.
His attorney says people should not judge until the investigation is complete and presented at trial.
He says friends of the man, who served as a Buddhist Monk for a decade, have collected money for his defense.
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