Reporter Pleads Not Guilty in DWI Crash

Back in November, FTVLive told you that a WMUR Reporter was indicted on aggravated DWI charges after cops say she driving under the influence and hit a 79 year old woman.

Now, WMUR Reporter Audrey Cox has plead not guilty to the charges in a court appearance.

Cox waived her arraignment at Rockingham Superior Court and entered the plea through her attorney, Andrew Cotrupi. Cox was indicted last month on three Class B felony charges by a grand jury — two counts of aggravated driving or operating under the influence of liquor with serious bodily injury, one for reckless conduct.

Cotrupi said a trial date has not been set.

Cox was arrested Sept. 25 when police responded to an accident with a report that a woman had been struck by a vehicle at approximately 7 p.m., they said at the time.

When police arrived, a witness directed officers to the vehicle involved, a 2011 Jeep Patriot. Cox was identified as the driver and charged with reckless conduct and driving or operating under the influence of alcohol.

Cox, a part-time WMUR employee at the time of the accident, was put on leave pending the outcome of the case, the news organization stated in an article on its website at the time.

Cox's attorney released a statement the week following the accident, 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 SeaCoastOnline