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Man charged in 2014 hit-and-run case

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published January 29, 2020

 Brent Addelia

Brent Addelia

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OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A 53-year-old man from Lapeer has been charged in a 2014 hit-and-run crash in Oakland Township that severely injured a teenager.

Brent Joseph Addelia was arrested Jan. 21 by deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and at press time was being held at the Oakland County Jail on one felony count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

The incident occured on Sept. 28, 2014, when two teenage bicyclists were traveling north near the intersection of Rochester and Romeo roads in Oakland Township and were struck by a gray SUV, which then fled the scene.

The sheriff’s crash reconstruction unit collected a small amount of evidence from the scene, which included a piece of a fog lamp left behind by the suspect’s vehicle, but deputies were unable to identify the suspect or vehicle at that time.

After following up on tips and researching automotive registration records, deputies were recently able to present enough evidence to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office to secure a one-count felony warrant.

Addelia was arraigned Jan. 22 before Rochester Hills 52-3 District Court Judge Lisa Asadoorian and was given a $75,000 cash-or-surety bond.

The felony charge carries a punishment of up to one year in prison. Addelia’s next court date is set for Jan. 30. He did not have an attorney on file at press time.

The victim in this case, who’s now 23, has made a full recovery, deputies said.

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