Woman, 53, cited for walking under the influence

benw@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 24, 2012 

A 53-year-old Columbus woman learned Tuesday that it wasn’t a good idea to drink alcohol and take a walk on Warms Springs Road after dark.

Susan Childs of Stone Creek Drive was charged with pedestrian under the influence after she was struck by a pickup. She was treated at The Medical Center after the 7:53 p.m. accident near Williamsburg Drive and given a citation.

Police said Childs was walking in the roadway when the passenger side mirror of a GMC 1500 Sierra truck drivn by Tyler Brown struck the woman. Traveling northeast, Brown told police he didn’t see the pedestrian.

On the dark street, Childs said she was walking in the road to avoid the grass and snakes. She told police that she had been drinking before the accident.

There was slight damage to the pickup truck

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