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Fort Wayne man charged for hit-skip accident

Christopher K. Karami (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Christopher K. Karami (Courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department)
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Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:01 am

Christopher J. Karami, 31, of the 3700 block of Meda Pass, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and five other charges Thursday in Allen Superior Court for his alleged involvement in a July 9 traffic accident that sent a motorcyclist to the hospital in critical condition.

Karami also faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and three counts of neglect of a dependent.

About 8:50 p.m. July 9, Karami reportedly hit the motorcyclist at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Reckeweg Road, a probable cause affidavit filed in the case said. Karami allegedly then drove off.

The motorcyclist reportedly suffered an open chest wound and broken leg, the affidavit said.

Fort Wayne Police Department officers later found Karami's 2008 white Honda SUV about six blocks from the accident, the affidavit said.

He reportedly told police he was taking his wife and three children, ages 2, 4 and 8, to a fast-food restaurant when the accident occurred, the affidavit said.

Karami reportedly also registered a blood-alcohol content of .142 percent at 10:55 p.m., the affidavit said. In Indiana, the legal limit is .08 percent.

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