Former ‘Southern Charm’ Star Kathryn Dennis Denies Involvement In October Hit-And-Run That Injured Sheriff’s Deputy

“Wasn’t me, y’all!”

Kathryn Dennis has not only denied being behind the wheel of the vehicle that injured a deputy in a hit-and-run last year, she claims neither she nor her vehicle were even on the road at the time. 

As The Ashley previously told you, a car registered to the former Southern Charm star was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run incident in October that injured Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Ward. 

Deputy Ward, who also acts as a school resource officer, was directing traffic in front of Whitesville Elementary School in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, when she was reportedly hit by an SUV. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries to her hand and foot. 

Kathryn’s claims of having no involvement in the hit-and-run were revealed in emails exchanged between investigators and high-ranking South Carolina Highway Patrol officials following the October 20 incident, according to Radar Online. 

Within the email exchange, Lt. Chadwick A. Pearson, the Executive Officer at Troop 6, states that after officers were able to track Kathryn down at her home, she was questioned about the incident and went on to show the officers her vehicle– a 2022 Ford Bronco Sport– which matched the description and tag number that was given to law enforcement, as well as the vehicle seen on the school video. 

(Deputy Ward was able to get a partial license plate of the vehicle, while a witness reportedly “chased down the Bronco and got the full tag” number.) 

“Must’ve been another 2022 Ford Bronco Sport…with the same tag number…and visible damage…”

“Ms. Dennis claimed neither her nor her vehicle had left the property all day,” the email stated. “There appeared to be fresh damage on the passenger’s side mirror consistent with striking the stop sign that was in the Deputy’s hand. 

“Ms. Dennis stated her vehicle did have damage on it but all damage was from old events,” the email continued. 

“Sure, Kat…”

The email exchange went on to conclude that there was “sufficient evidence” that Kathryn’s vehicle was involved in the hit-and-run; however, there was “insufficient evidence to place a driver behind the wheel” at the time. 

Deputy Ward told Radar Online last month that she believes Kathryn’s “celebrity” status and her family’s deep political ties in South Carolina may have impacted the investigation of the hit-and-run. 

“I don’t know if it’s because she’s a local celebrity or actress or it’s because of the family that she is connected to or if it’s just they don’t want to,” Deputy Ward told the outlet. “I don’t know if they just feel that they don’t have enough– I don’t know. 

“I would like to know why, just for my own sanity, to know why they haven’t done anything,” she continued. 

Back in November, Thomas Ravenel, the father of Kathryn’s two children, expressed his own anger over Kathryn’s alleged involvement in the hit-and-run, as well as the way the incident was handled. 

“Sorry, but how is she not arrested for this,” Thomas was asked on social media, to which he replied, “Damn good question!!”    

Kathryn has not yet responded publicly to Radar Online‘s new article. 

RELATED STORY: Thomas Ravenel Responds After His Past Hookup With Olivia Flowers is Revealed On ‘Southern Charm’ Reunion; Claims Olivia “Used” Him to Get On the Show 

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  1. Anybody else and they would have arrested her after matching the car with obvious damage and the license plate numbers. Her dad’s in the old southern boys club thats why nothing happened I’m sure.

  2. I wouldn’t doubt Kathryn is getting away with a hit and run. Both of her kids look like they have FAS, the boy especially. I feel bad for them. Both of the parents are trainwrecks, but at least the dad can afford nanny to help raise them and get them tutors and IEPs.

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