Culliver charged with felony, two misdemeanors

Culliver charged with felony, two misdemeanors
April 9, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Culliver was taken into custody on March 28 in San Jose after police said his vehicle struck a bicyclist while crossing an intersection. (SAN JOSE POLICE)

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was charged Wednesday with one felony and two misdemeanors stemming from an alleged hit-and-run accident last month, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office said.

Culliver, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges on Friday. It will more than likely be continued to a later day to allow Culliver time to enter a plea.

The District Attorney's office charged Culliver with felony possession of metal knuckles. If convicted, it carries a prison sentence of 16 months, two years or three years. A judge has discretion to grant probation and a sentence of no time to one year.

He also faces a misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run causing injury, as well as misdemeanor hit-and-run causing property damage.

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Culliver was taken into custody on March 28 in San Jose after police said his vehicle struck a bicyclist while crossing an intersection at Tully Road and South Seventh Street.

A witness followed Culliver and attempted to prevent Culliver from leaving, police said. After being cornered, police said, Culliver struck the witness' vehicle as he attempted to drive away.

Deputy District Attorney Jaron Shipp said the investigation is continuing.

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