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Raleigh 18-year-old charged with hit-and-run

Posted December 4, 2008 6:35 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2008 7:03 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police charged an 18-year-old with hit-and-run Wednesday night after he drove his car into a house and then reported that his car had been stolen, authorities said.

Zodrick Shearin, of Raleigh, drove his car into a garage door at 1506 Southgate Drive around 10:30 p.m. and left the scene, police said. People inside the house were not injured.

Shearin then reported that his car had been stolen. Police later determined that he was driving when the crash happened, authorities said.

Officers charged him with filing a false police report, as well as felony hit-and-run and having no operator's license. Authorities said they weren't sure if Shearin hit the house on purpose or by accident.

Charges were pending against another person; however police declined to name the person.

Shearin was due in court at 2 p.m. Thursday.