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Man charged after hitting woman with pick-up twice

Rowan County detectives arrested a man over the weekend after he allegedly hit a woman with his pickup truck, then ran over her again before driving away.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says deputies went to Deal Road in Mooresville for a report that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle. Medical teams and firefighters found the pedestrian and began tending to her.

At a nearby business, detectives found a camera that captured the incident. Video footage shows a blue Dodge truck driving past the woman on Deal Road near Mayberry Lane. The truck then stops and reverses into the woman, knocking her down. The truck then ran over her, stopped and drove forward, running her over again.

According to the sheriff’s office, video footage shows a man getting out of the pickup before kneeling down next to the woman. He then walks back to the truck and drives off.

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Deputies found the truck still in the area and it was being driven by Leslie Joel Mills.

The sheriff’s office says Mills was taken into custody and it appears he was drunk.

Mills knew the victim, according to the sheriff’s office.

He is charged with driving under the influence and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill resulting in grievous bodily harm.

The victim was transported to a hospital by helicopter. She was said to be in critical condition, but the sheriff’s office said she is expected to survive.

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