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Carmichael hit and run victim returns home

11:14 PM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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CARMICHAEL, CA - The Carmichael woman who was hit by a car as she was walking with her boyfriend and her dogs returned home from the hospital.

Gemily West wants to thank the community for all their support. She said that support helped make her recovery possible. It also helped police find the hit and run suspect.

The driver, Paul Walden, was arraigned in court Monday. Walden is accused of crashing into West and her boyfriend, Harison Randall, and killing all four of West's dogs.

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"He's a piece of work, to just run someone over like that and just keep on going," West said about the suspect. "As an adult, he knows the laws and rules. He should clearly know what's coming for him. What he did was unacceptable."

Walden is expected to return to court on Wednesday. He faces a long list of charges including a probation violation during his alleged DUI hit and run.

As for West, she is looking forward to new beginnings. She's also looking forward to visiting her boyfriend. She hasn't seen him yet because of all his surgeries.

When she sees him, West said she'll tell him, "We're going to be all right Harry. We're going to be all right. "

By Suzanne Phan, sphan@news10.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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