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Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run

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RALEIGH — Police have charged a Raleigh woman with ahit-and-run fatality last month, and charged her husband with accessoryafter the fact.

Officers say Tammie Medlin Dinwiddie, 26, was on her way home from herwaitressing job when she hit Kenneth Lee Wales, 41, of Raleigh. He diedin the hospital four hours after he was hit. Because the accidentoccurred after midnight when traffic was slight, Wales may have lain inthe street 10 minutes before another driver stopped to help him.

Police said they charged Stephen Paul Dinwiddie, 31, partly because of statements they characterized as misleading.

Earlier on the night of the accident, police had been called toCrowley's in Stonehenge Market Place to handle a disturbance in whichWales was involved. Later, Wales was wandering across Creedmoor Road, andit was there he allegedly was hit by Tammie Dinwiddie as she drove herJeep Cherokee south on that road.

Wales was a telecommunications engineer for Northern Telecom, marriedand the father of a daughter.

The Dinwiddies posted bond; she one for $15,000 and he for $5,000.

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