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LCSO arrests hit-and-run driver who sent motorcyclist to hospital

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 15:02:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's office has arrested a woman in connection with a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday that sent a man to the hospital.

Merisa Garman, 24, was arrested and charged with hit-and-run in connection with a crash near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Call Street Tuesday morning.

Deputies say Garman hit the motorcyclist in her black Honda and drove off. The driver of the motorcycle had serious injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to a local hospital.

Witnesses told deputies Garman continued driving west on Call Street. Along the path where witnesses say she drove, deputies found the vehicle’s bumper.

Thanks to information obtained through an LCSO social media post, information found through the LCSO Real Time Crime Center, and LCSO’s Traffic Unit, deputies say Garman was found Tuesday afternoon and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

“The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has made it a priority to use the latest technology and tactics available, along with old fashioned police work, to investigate crimes and find suspects. This is a great example of all of those things coming together to complete an investigation quickly and thoroughly,” said Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil.

Garman was being held in jail on a $10,000 bond, but bonded out the same day she was arrested.


The Leon County Sheriff's office is searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit a motorcyclist near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Call Street Tuesday morning.

According to deputies, the accident happened Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. near Stadium Drive and Call Street.

Deputies say the bumper was attached to a Honda Accord involved in a hit-and-run with a motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver was left with injuries from the accident while the driver of the Honda left the scene.

If you have any information about the vehicle involved in the crash, or the driver, call OR TEXT Deputy Pittman with info, 850-879-1225.