The preliminary hearing for a former Delaware County assistant district attorney charged in a hit-and-run accident has been continued until another hearing determines if out-of-county judges should be assigned.
Michael J. Donohue, 31, is accused of striking and seriously injuring a 14-year-old Havertown boy, and then driving off. Donohue allegedly had been out drinking with coworkers for four hours and was on his way home when the Nov. 4 accident occurred.
Donohue has been charged with aggravated assault, accidents involving injury, failing to render aid, reckless driving, and other related crimes. The unidentified teen is home recovering from his injuries, according to police.
On Tuesday, District Judge Michael G. Cullen agreed to the continuance requested by Deputy Attorney General John Flannery. The case will be heard by President Judge Joseph P. Cronin Jr. on Tuesday. - Mari A. Schaefer