Mebane Man Charged With DWI In Hit-And-Run That Injured Bicyclist On UNC Campus

Police say that on August 6, a man from Mebane was charged with hit and run and DWI after an accident in which he struck a bicyclist on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, causing her personal injuries.

According to Department of Public Safety spokesman Randy Young, 22-year-old Ryan Dane Holden was charged with felony hit and run with injury, possession of marijuana, and DWI after hitting a woman on a bicycle near the Carolina Inn. Young said that Holden was not a student.

Young said that at the time of the crash, Holden was northbound on South Columbia Street, ran a red light, and struck 18-year-old Asheboro resident Erika Leigh Littman. Young said she was taken to UNC Hospitals with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Jeffrey Mosher, a campus police officer, was about three cars back from the accident. Young said that Mosher stopped Holden on Raleigh Street, saw an open can of beer in the car, and conducted a field sobriety test.

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