State Auditor Beth Wood faces misdemeanor hit-and-run charge

Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 9:39 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 12:16 PM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - State Auditor Beth Wood is facing a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge related to a December accident, according to court records and Wake County’s top prosecutor.

Wood was charged by Raleigh police with misdemeanor hit and run resulting in property damage. Wood, 68, was also cited with an unsafe movement infraction.

Warrants say it happened at 9:12 p.m. on Dec. 8, at South Salisbury Street and West Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh.

The other vehicle was a parked car, according to police. The paperwork did not say how much damage was done to either vehicle.

Wood was served with charges on Dec. 12, records show.

Wood didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. She is scheduled to appear in administrative court on Jan. 26.

Wood, a Democrat, has served as state auditor since 2009. She’s in her fourth term She worked in the state auditor’s office for 10 years prior to her election. Her office conducts audits of state spending and processes.