A Moon Township man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will face charges in connection with a hit-and-run that left a Penn Hills man dead.
Shontelle Harvey, 41, was arrested Aug. 19 on charges of homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and other charges in connection with the death of Charles Britt, 67, of Penn Hills, at about 3 a.m. on Aug. 18.
Leetsdale police officers responding to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle found Britt's car stopped on the berm of the southbound lanes of Ohio River Boulevard with four female passengers yelling for police.
Britt was dead on the berm.
Witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as a white Lincoln SUV.
Around that time, Sewickley police encountered Harvey driving a white Lincoln Navigator with heavy damage to its front and fender.
A police affidavit said Harvey told police he had been drinking and noticed he'd struck something but didn't want to stop because he was on probation.
Harvey will face formal arraignment in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 22.
In addition to homicide by vehicle, Harvey has also been charged with driving under the influence with a high blood alcohol rate — meaning his blood-alcohol content registered between 0.10 and 0.16 — reckless driving, involuntary manslaughter and other underlying offenses.
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