A veteran WMUR Reporter was arrested for driving drunk and hitting a 79 year old woman with her car.
Cops clamped the cuffs on WMUR Reporter Audrey Cox after police responded to the accident scene with a report of a woman struck by a vehicle.
The injured woman, whose identity has not been released, was being treated by Hampton Fire Department personnel when police found her, they said.
Hampton Police Deputy Chief David Hobbs declined to provide information on the victim's status Wednesday, including whether she was even hospitalized.
Officers spoke with a witness who directed them to a vehicle involved in the collision, a 2011 Jeep Patriot, police said. Cox was then identified as the driver and charged with reckless conduct and driving or operating under the influence, they said. Police said they suspect Cox was under the influence of alcohol.
Cox, currently a part-time WMUR employee, is on leave pending the outcome of the case, the station stated in an article on its website Wednesday. She began working at WMUR in 1994, leaving in 2005 before returning in 2011, according to her bio on the WMUR page. She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Seabrook District Court on Oct. 6, police said.
Cox' attorney released a statement according to WMUR saying: "It was a regrettable accident, and we are confident when all the evidence is reviewed that alcohol did not play a role in this accident."
H/T Seacoast Online