More Charges On Hit-and-Run Driver Who Faked Deer Accident

PHILADELPHIA | Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:11pm EST (Reuters) – A New Jersey man who smeared deer meat on his car to cover up a fatal hit-and-run accident will face additional criminal charges, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. A car driven by Robert Eisele of Millville, NJ, hit Edward Morrison of Commercial Township in southern New Jersey on December 15. Morrison later died in a local hospital. Eisele tried to disguise the evidence of having hit Morrison by rubbing deer meat on his car, according to Michael Ostrowski, senior assistant prosecutor in Cumberland County. Eisele, who was arrested the day after the accident, was initially charged with leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident. He will now also face charges of tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice, Ostrowski said. “The most serious charge is for the hit-and-run,” Ostrowski said. Eisele, who was arraigned on Monday is in custody. Bail has been set at $150,000. (Reporting by Jon Hurdle, editing by Greg McCune)

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