Franklin County father charged after rushing his daughter to the hospital pleads no contest

Michael Morris was initially charged with felony eluding police back in February after he was speeding and running stop signs while he says his daughter’s pneumonia symptoms took a turn for the worst. (WSLS 10)

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A Franklin County father who faced charges after rushing his daughter to the hospital has pled no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge, which will be amended to a traffic infraction after 6 months.

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Michael Morris was initially charged with felony eluding police back in February after he was speeding and running stop signs while he says his daughter’s pneumonia symptoms took a turn for the worst.

The charge has since been dropped to a misdemeanor.

10 News was in the courtroom for the plea agreement and will have Morris’s reaction Thursday night at 5 and 6.

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