Raleigh Police Department: NC State Auditor charged in December hit-and-run 

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s State Auditor, Beth Wood has been charged with a hit-and-run misdemeanor and is scheduled to appear in Wake County court next week, according to state court records.

As confirmed by Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman, Wood is facing a Class 2 misdemeanor for the hit-and-run, leaving the scene, and property damage. Wood will also receive an infraction for unsafe movement.

Wood was charged by Raleigh Police in December and issued a citation to appear in court, according to Freeman. Raleigh Police held a follow-up investigation after the accident, more details about the incident haven’t been made available.

First elected as North Carolina State Auditor in 2008, Wood was reelected for her fourth term in 2020. In her role as state auditor, Wood looks at all areas of state government and is a member of the Council of State. She recently announced her plan to run for reelection in 2024.

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