Hit & Run Victim Dies

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The victim of a hit and run accident has died. The driver, who's charged with DWI, has another pending DWI case.

Police say 23 year-old Arrild Force of New Bern died Wednesday following Tuesday's accident.

Police say he and his brother were walking down South Glenburnie Road when a Black Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by
24 year old Brittany Hanigan struck him.

The vehicle then left. Police later found the eclipse on Tomlinson Boulevard.

Police say Hanigan already has a pending court date later this month in Charlotte for another DWI charge.

She is in jail on a 15,000 dollar bond. Additional charges are expected.

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  • by Gloria Location: Virginia on Jul 21, 2009 at 08:54 PM
    15,000 for MURDER? I hope they throw the book at her, Arrild and I went to high school together and dated briefly, he will be greatly missed. I hope knowing she killed someone keeps this woman awake and she gets everything she deserves
  • by kate Location: new bern on Jul 19, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    i hope she goes to jail she killed my friend.
  • by xray jay on Jul 17, 2009 at 08:01 AM
    ThisIsBS I couldn't agree with you more. What she did was pretty much murder. For 1,500 her parents can have her out in an hour.
  • by ThisIsBS Location: Kinston on Jul 16, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    $15,000....What in the world!!! You can get 3 years of prison time for a meaningless lie but you can kill someone and get a slap on the wrist, thats America for you!
  • by Manny Location: Kinston on Jul 16, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    If this would have been my family member I would make where she would feel safer behind bars!!!
  • by Kristin Location: Canada on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    I'm astounded by her irresponsible and reckless behaviour after already having a DUI. She was endangering the lives of everyone on every road she went down and I hope she is charged for the crime she's committed- murder.
  • by CJForce Location: New Bern on Jul 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    Why is that a police officer can revoke your license on the spot for traveling at an excessive speed but they do no revoke your license when charged with a DUI. That should be a given... You know the saying "God has mercy on drunks." I guess we can add "The Law" in there as well. We love and miss you Arrild.
  • by Casey Location: Potter on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    this girl better get a long and hard sentence. the fact that she already had a previous dui tells you shes a drunk. Arrild you will be truly missed. i cant believe it had to be you.
  • by Amber Location: New Bern on Jul 16, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    Arrild was like a brother to me. The fact that this girl only got charged with DUI and Hit and Run is an insult to the family and the people who loved him. She made the $15,000 bond yesterday so she can go get drunk and kill someone else. Not only should she be charged with murder she shouldn't have been allowed to make bond until all the charges had been set. By letting her bond out they have allowed her the chance to do it again or even run away completely. She already has a charge in another county. She has learned nothing and should be made to rot until she does and then some.
  • by Similarity Location: Washington on Jul 16, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    I think that she should be charged with Second Degree Murder. I lost a brother due to an accident where the driver had her license revoked over 3 times, and was still on the road. She needs to be off of the road, given treatment and made to face up to her crimes. Let her see the faces of the family members everyday and their tears of knowing that they will never have their loved one again.
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