Brewer woman pleads not guilty in fatal hit-and-run

BANGOR (AP) — A Brewer woman has pleaded not guilty to striking and killing a pedestrian with her car in Bangor, then driving away from the scene.

Patricia Giles remains free on $10,000 bail after entering her plea Wednesday to charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and falsifying evidence.

Police say the 51-year-old Giles struck and killed Joshua Constantine, 37, of Bangor as he was crossing Main Street at about 10:30 p.m. on June 2. He died instantly.

Giles then allegedly drove away before turning herself into police about a week later.

Her lawyer says she was shaken up by the incident and the defense is still waiting for all the evidence in the case.

Prosecutors say there is no evidence she was driving impaired and no evidence of negligence.

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????NOT GUILTY?????

She turned herself can she plead not guilty. She knows she hit him and then left the scene of the accident. So how can she plead not guilty??? This is what is wrong with our legal system...the rules are a little screwed up I would say...


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