BUNNELL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Police have arrested a man in Georgia, identified as a spring breaker who was visiting Daytona Beach last weekend and is believed to been behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run incident.
Christopher Moore, 19, is accused of running down a motorcyclist following an altercation at a bar.
In video released by the Daytona Beach Police Department earlier this week, investigators said it shows a minivan behind two motorcycles just after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning. One of the men on the motorcycles was 42-year-old Rodger Martin. He was hit and killed by the driver of the minivan, according to authorities.
Police Chief Mike Chitwood on Tuesday said they now believe the hit-and-run incident was done on purpose. "The way it looks now is, this was absolutely an intentional act," he said. "That man died a horrific death, and the cowards and the punks that were in that van need to be brought to justice."
Chief Chitwood said there was a fight outside a bar shortly before Martin was run down and killed. "Moore gets in the van, loads up the posse, and says, 'We're going to get him!' and at a high rate of speed, running red lights and medians, he comes across our victim, Roger, and intentionally veers into our victim," Chitwood said.
Chitwood said the minivan then proceeded for over two blocks with the motorcycle wedged under the vehicle. Now, Moore may be facing possible murder charges as a result of his alleged actions.
Two Daytona Beach police detectives are in Georgia questioning Moore, who said it was an accident, according to Chitwood.