17-year-old charged in hit-and-run accident that left a man seriously injured

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - A 17-year-old girl is facing three charges after a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a man in the early morning hours of March 4 in Macomb Township.

Christina Sparkman is charged with operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, failure to stop at scene of accident resulting in serious impairment, and operating - minor with any BAC.

Sheriff's say Sparkman was in a 2002 Dodge Intrepid traveling northbound on Garfield when she struck the man at 21 Mile Road.

Another motorist found the injured man lying in the roadway at 12:40 a.m. He blocked the road in front of the victim and called 9-1-1 for help.

About an hour later, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says the suspected hit and run driver then gave his office a call. A 17-year-old girl said she had hit the man.

Deputies arrested and questioned her. She allegedly told them she drank vodka before getting behind the wheel with friends.

“She did pull over the in parking lot there because she had two occupants in the car,” said Sheriff Wickersham. “One told her she should call 9-1-1 immediately, and she drove home because she wanted to talk to her mother.”

The sheriff says she clearly should have stopped and immediately called 9-1-1 for help.  She was held for a short time and then released.

Sparkman was arraigned on the three charges Thursday, and given a $5,000 personal bond. Her next court date is April 29.

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