Former state trooper arrested in fatal hit and run

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Christopher Shane Grubbs

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal hit and run that happened back in August.

Christopher Shane Grubbs, 40, of Kernersville, surrendered to police Wednesday and is charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Grubbs is believed to be responsible for the hit and run that resulted in the death of 21-year-old Richard Bernard Byers, Jr. on Aug. 13 in the 2700-block of West Mountain Street.

Grubbs was placed under a $40,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.

This is not the first run in with the law for Grubbs.

A former state Highway Patrol Trooper, Grubbs was pulled over on Dec. 14, 2007, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on suspicion he was driving while impaired, according to a WRAL report.

The deputies did not charge Grubbs but turned the case over to the Highway Patrol and he was placed on investigative leave on Dec. 15, 2007.

He resigned from the Highway Patrol on Dec. 17, 2007.

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