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Tom Horne cited for leaving the scene of a collision

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has been cited in an alleged hit-and-run that occurred in March of this year.

According to court records, FBI agents were trailing Horne on March 27 when they saw the hit-and-run.

Agents were following Horne and a female coworker to her apartment building near 2nd Avenue and Roosevelt. Horne allegedly backed into a Range River and then parked in another spot -- he never reported the collision or left a note.

When FOX 10 first reported this allegation, we interviewed Horne. He told us, "When I was told about it I sent a letter to the county attorney saying we have heard about it and I would be happy to pay for it. I would have been happy to pay for it at the time. I didn't think there would be any damage."

Wednesday, after being interviewed by Phoenix Police, Horne was cited with 1 count of leaving the scene of a collision-unattended vehicle, a class 3 misdemeanor. The penalty for a class 3 misdemeanor is up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

The issue now goes to the City of Phoenix Municipal Court for disposition.

Wednesday night, Tom Horne issued this statement: 

"Today I have received from the Phoenix Police Department a misdemeanor citation alleging that I apparently caused minor paint damage to the bumper of an unattended parked vehicle while leaving a parking lot on March 27, 2012. I first learned of my possible involvement in this incident several months ago, and requested from investigating authorities the name of the owner of the vehicle so I could immediately pay for any damage I may have caused. For some unknown reason I received no response. Hopefully, I can now obtain this information or the owner will contact me so I can pay for any damage that I may have unknowingly caused."

Horne is still under investigation by the FBI for the alleged violation of campaign finance laws. He faces a civil fine, but no criminal charges.

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