Opening statements wrapped up Tuesday afternoon in the trial of a man charged with hitting a 73-year-old man with his car and then driving away.
Omar Mohammed is accused of fleeing the scene of a February crash that left Terry Pinkston hospitalized for five days. He's charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pinkston was walking near his Arlington home when he was struck from behind by a car. A good Samaritan came to Pinkston's aid and saw the driver leave the scene without stopping.
Federal authorities arrested Mohammed on a plane headed for his home in Jordan.
Mohammed's attorney, Jim Shaw, said his client wasn't fleeing the country because there was no warrant out for his arrest, so he didn’t commit a crime by trying to return home to Jordan.
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While Shaw said his client should face consequences for driving away, he said it's not a case of aggravated assault because it wasn't an intentional act.
The first witnesses are expected to testify Wednesday.