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Prosecutors move to reverse dismissal after "apology letter" in Pittsford crash

Prosecutors move to reverse dismissal after "apology letter" in Pittsford crash

March 28, 2019 11:42 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office took steps to reopen the case against a driver who they say hit a 10-year-old boy.

Doug Lamb, 65, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for leaving the scene of a September 7, 2017, accident where he allegedly hit 10-year-old Julian Moore.

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Moore was riding his bike on Kibourn Road when Lamb was leaving the Oak Hill Country Club.

According to police, Lamb tried to pass Moore on the road when he hit him with his Range Rover.

Initially, Lamb remained on the scene but then left before police arrived.

He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

A judge ordered Lamb to give the 10-year-old boy an apology as punishment. But in court paperwork obtained by News10NBC, Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Ann Chase wrote that the letter that Lamb wrote Moore was not an apology letter.Chase argued that Lamb agreed to the apology letter, and it was required to complete to dismiss the case.

Read below for a full copy of the written apology:

Dear Julian, I'm very sorry that you rode into the side of the car I was driving on Friday, September 7th. More importantly, I am glad you didn't need to be treated by the attending ambulance on the day of the incident. 
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
Sincerely,
Doug Lamb

Chase wrote to ask a judge to reopen the case and take it to trial.

A court hearing in the case is scheduled for 4:30 Thursday afternoon.

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