Man charged with attempted murder after hit and run in Otsego county

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On November 18th, 2020 The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old George K. Wang, of Lawrence, Kansas, after they investigated a hit and run motor vehicle accident on State Route 28 in the Town of Hartwick.

After investigating it was determined that Wang drove off the road, into a grassy area in front of the TOPS Plaza and then struck a pedestrian. Witnesses say that Wang then swerved around traffic, and then frantically fled the scene. The victim was aided by pedestrians on the scene.

New York State police were able to locate the vehicle nearby and apprehended the suspect without incident. Wang later told investigating officers that the act was intentional and malicious in nature.

The Defendant has been arrested and arraigned at the Otsego County Cap Court by Judge Lucy P. Bernier and is currently held at the Otsego County Jail on a three hundred-thousand-dollar secure bond.  The victim is listed as in stable condition and is being treated for multiple injuries sustained during the incident.

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