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Medal of Honor recipient arrested for hit-and-run

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter has been arrested for a hit-and-run incident that occurred earlier this month.

According to police in Columbia, South Carolina, Carpenter turned himself in Thursday, Dec. 31.

He is now charged with hit-and-run involving personal injury and making an improper left turn.

The charges stem from an incident on Dec. 8, when Carpenter allegedly struck a pedestrian crossing a street in Columbia.

According to WISTV, police interviewed witnesses and used surveillance tapes to determine Carpenter pulled over after striking the pedestrian, but left before exchanging information or checking on the victim.

The victim stood up and walked to a sidewalk before Carpenter left the scene.

The pedestrian suffered abrasions and a leg injury, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials say Carpenter is cooperating with law enforcement.

Carpenter received the Medal of Honor in June 2015 for his actions in Afghanistan.

President Obama awards Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan, June 19, 2014.

President Obama awards Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan, June 19, 2014.

In November 2010, Carpenter fell forward on a grenade, shielding others from the explosion.

He medically retired from the Marine Corps as a corporal.