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Menges set for pretrial conference on felony hit-and-run-related charges

The man who the state of North Dakota has accused of being negligent behind the wheel of a 2012 hit-and-run accident waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Southwest District Court in Dickinson on Monday.

Timothy J. Menges, 48, faces one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury, a Felony B charger under the North Dakota Century Code, and one count of negligent homicide, a Felony C.

Menges allegedly struck Freer with his pickup in the Queen City Motel parking lot while driving in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 2012.

Menges has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a pretrial conference for both felony counts Nov. 5 in Dickinson.

A Missouri resident at the time of the alleged crimes, Menges confided to Dickinson police investigator Travis Leintz that he had consumed numerous alcoholic beverages at a Dickinson bar prior to allegedly striking Freer, according to court testimony.

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