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Prosecutors ask for higher bond in Cary hit-and-run as cyclist clings to life

Posted October 19

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— With one of the victims of a hit-and-run on life support, prosecutors asked for an increase to the $100,000 bond set for Christopher Moore, of Page Street in Morrisville.

Moore, 33, was charged with two counts of felony hit and run and was being held at the Wake County jail after police said he hit a group of four cyclists Monday evening on High House Road near Bond Park.

Authorities said Moore came up on the cyclists from behind at about 6:30 p.m.

Moore was arrested after a witness called 911 to report that a man in maroon Saturn stopped in his neighborhood to discard a bike that was on the hood of his car.

"A guy just came in my neighborhood with a bicycle stuck to his windshield. I’m not sure if he hit somebody," the caller told the dispatcher.

The two injured cyclists were identified as Ginny Davis, 55, of Cary, and Lori Cove, 48, of Raleigh. Both were taken to WakeMed with serious injuries. Sources told WRAL News that Cove's condition is grave, and that she may not survive.

Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom said he would consider upping Moore's bond only if prosecutors added charges, something that is likely if Cove dies.

Davis was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon. Two other cyclists riding with them were not injured.

Moore has a lengthy criminal record dating to 2000, including six convictions for driving while impaired and one each for driving with a revoked license and speeding to elude arrest.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Cary police at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.

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  • Barney Gravel Oct 20, 3:47 p.m.
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    Six convictions for driving while impaired. Can someone in the justice system tell me how many you need before you suspend someone's license? Oh and the win in this thread goes to Linda Tally, "golf clap." I mean we are putting teenage boys on the sex offender registry, for accepting a nude selfie from their girlfriends in the name of safety. Yet we give this guy a 2 ton killing machine, over and over again. Government logic could be the ultimate oxymoron. "Hey protect me from drunk drivers, not little Johnny on the cell phone who you want to convince us is a pedophile and rapist!"

  • Linda Tally Oct 20, 1:14 p.m.
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    If he makes bond, we may get lucky. He may kill himself on the way home.

  • Bryan Ayers Oct 19, 6:47 p.m.
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    Sad to hear the news of this accident, but a revoked obviously doesn't stop a person from driving. Why do people think that a person needs a license to drive a car?

  • Susan Whitlow Oct 19, 5:13 p.m.
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    W.T. Heck!! just heard on the 5 o'clock news the request to raise the bond higher than 100K was refused by the judge. The man is a menace to the public he needs to stay in jail as nothing so far has stopped him from continually getting arrested on a variety of charges.

  • Tony Joyner Oct 19, 4:38 p.m.
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    Ok, should've said 'why is this fool not in jail?'

  • Reggie Berryman Oct 19, 4:34 p.m.
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    This man's family/friends knew he had all those traffic violation and DUI's, and I'm willing to bet they knew he was still driving! They (family and friends} are just as guilty as he is!

  • Russ Bullock Oct 19, 4:12 p.m.
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    Whatever judge let this guy out of jail after his third DWI should also have to make bail!

  • Jim Halbert Oct 19, 4:06 p.m.
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    View quoted thread



    Says in the same sentence "driving with a revoked license"

  • Tony Joyner Oct 19, 3:50 p.m.
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    Why does a person with 6 DWI''s still have a license? Somebody isn't doing their job!

  • Aiden Audric Oct 19, 3:32 p.m.
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    "Moore was arrested after a witness called 911 to report that a man in maroon Saturn stopped in his neighborhood to discard a bike that was on the hood of his car.

    Moore has a lengthy criminal record dating to 2000, including six convictions for driving while impaired and one each for driving with a revoked license and speeding to elude arrest."

    Moore's bond at $4,000,000 is probably more appropriate.