Man struck by car on Silver Fork Hill Road

Saturday, February 27, 2010 | 12:46 p.m. CST; updated 9:08 a.m. CST, Sunday, February 28, 2010

COLUMBIA — A man's leg is broken after he was hit by a car early Saturday morning at a residence west of Finger Lakes State Park, according to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the vehicle, Dawn Lowrey, 38, had been arguing with the victim, a 39-year-old relative, before she decided to leave the residence on Silver Fork Hill Road. Lowrey attempted to drive away when she accidentally struck the victim while she backed out of the driveway, according to the release.

Lowrey had several children present in the vehicle, resulting in two counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a child.Sgt. Mike Perkins said one of the counts refers to a child in the car not wearing a seat belt during the accident.

Lowrey was arrested and also charged with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

According to the release, Lowrey was  under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the incident. Sgt. Perkins said Lowrey and the victim had been drinking prior to the argument, but the amount or type of alcohol consumed was unknown.

Lowrey posted bail at $14,500.


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