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Notre Dame running back C’Bo Flemister charged with misdemeanor following car crash

| Thursday, May 6, 2021

Court documents filed Thursday with the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office state that Notre Dame running back C’Bo Flemister has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor for leaving the scene of an accident. The incident was first reported by WNDU’s 16 News Now.

Flemister reportedly crashed his 2014 white BMW on South Bend Avenue near Corby Boulevard in the early morning hours of April 25. According to WNDU, South Bend police arrived to find the vehicle crashed into a concrete median. The vehicle was found vacant with its airbags deployed and the keys missing. Damages were estimated within the range of $10,001-$25,000.

According to prosecutors, Flemister initially indicated to police that his vehicle had been taken without his permission from Eddy Street Commons. However, in a police interview on May 3, Flemister confessed to driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and leaving the scene before police arrived.

“The University is aware of this incident and is confident it will be handled appropriately by local authorities,” University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in a statement to WNDU. “When made aware of incidents such as this, the University conducts its own review to determine if any student behavior policies were violated. In accord with federal law, these reviews are handled privately.”

The Observer also reached out to Brown for comment.

“We won’t have anything further than what has been provided to the other media outlets,” he wrote in an email.

Flemister just concluded his junior season at Notre Dame, having rushed for 299 yards and five touchdowns in nine appearances in 2020. He also participated in Notre Dame’s annual Blue-Gold game on Saturday, two days before admitting to police that he was driving his vehicle at the time of the accident.

Class B misdemeanors such as the one Flemister has been charged with are punishable with up to $1,000 in fines and 180 days in jail in the state of Indiana. A hearing for the case has been scheduled for June 3.

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