COLUMBIA — Missouri cornerback Tristen Holt was arrested at 7:55 p.m. Saturday in connection with leaving the scene of an accident.
According to Columbia police, an officer was dispatched to an accident in front of the Drury Inn on Bernadette Drive at 2:45 p.m. Four body panels and a headlamp had been damaged on the car that remained at the accident site. The driver of the car told police she had spoken to Holt, 19, at the scene of the accident immediately after the collision and instructed Holt not to leave. The driver said Holt then returned to his vehicle and sped away without giving any insurance information.
According to Missouri statute 577.060, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident while operating a vehicle is a class A misdemeanor except when there is physical injury to another person or property damage in excess of $1,000, in which case it is a class D felony.
Holt got the felony charge. His bond was set at $4,500.
On Monday afternoon, Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel said Holt, a redshirt freshman who was not on the depth chart, has been removed from the program.