Hu Jun, 24, was charged with causing the wrongful death of the girl, nicknamed Yue Yue, in the southern city of Foshan on October 13, the official Procuratorial Daily newspaper said on its website.
Police in Foshan declined to comment, directing media to the Beijing-based newspaper, which has links to China’s top prosecution body.
Earlier reports said a second driver who ran over the girl as she lay bleeding in the street had also been arrested, but the Procuratorial Daily made no mention of him.
Millions of Chinese have gone online to watch the grainy footage of the incident, which took place in a narrow market street in Foshan.
Earlier, Foshan police said in a web posting that Hu, who faces three to seven years in prison if convicted, had given himself up three nights after the accident.
Rot in hell!