Yesterday we noted that reserve Missouri cornerback Tristen Holt was involved in leaving the scene of a car accident on Saturday evening.
While Holt still faces the legal ramifications of his actions, MU coach Gary Pinkel has decided to show Holt his way out of the program, according to multiple media reports.
For a description of the incident, below is an excerpt from the Columbia Daily Tribune:
According to the Columbia police probable cause statement, Holt allegedly crashed his Volkswagen Jetta into another driver’s vehicle outside the Drury Inn near Bernadette Drive at 2:40 p.m. Saturday. When asked by the driver to exchange insurance information, Holt drove away from the scene.
A witness to the accident gave police Holt’s license plate number and he was tracked down and arrested at 4:45 p.m. According to the statement, the victim’s car was damaged on all four side panels and the driver’s side headlamp. The estimated damage was $3,000.
Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a class A misdemeanor, unless there’s a physical injury to the other party or property damage exceeding $1,000. In either case, the violation is considered a class D felony.
Holt was issued a $4,500 bond and taken into custody at Boone County Jail and released on bail.
Holt, a redshirt freshman, has not been listed on any of the two-deep depth charts since the beginning of the season.