WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The woman accused of hitting 21-year-old Cody Khan earlier this month and then driving away was in court facing numerous charges this morning.
Wilmington Police arrested Erica Kane after they say they found her car getting repairs at an auto body shop in Sampson County.
It was a busy day in court for Kane, who had to be in two separate courtrooms for four separate charges. We attempted to catch up with Kane after court, asking her if she had anything to say to Khan’s family.
“I don’t have any comment,” Kane said. “Thank you.”
After we attempted to speak with Kane, things got physical with her mother and her lawyer, who pushed our camera out of their way.
Kane’s mom told us that attempting to speak with her daughter was “inappropriate” and she did not understand why we cared. When we tried to explain that Khan’s family was still waiting for answers, she looked for assistance from deputies to end the conversation.
We looked into Kane’s driving record and found that since 2004, she has racked up 10 traffic violations ranging from expired registration to speeding and now felony hit and run. Most of Kane’s charges have been pleaded down or dismissed.
We asked New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David how one person could be charged with numerous traffic violations and still be on the road. He said many of Kane’s violations, like expired registration and inspection, get dismissed automatically when a defendant shows up in court with the proper paperwork showing they have updated their records.
The hit and run, expired expiration and inspection charges that Kane was facing Thursday were continued.
Khan’s family says he is still in fair condition, but he is still not awake.
David says depending on how Khan’s condition progresses, more charges against Kane could be filed.
Kane was also in court today for larceny charges in separate case.