Prosecutor: Driver had 4 times blood-alcohol level, seems to be ‘menace’




A woman has been charged in the death of a teenage pedestrian she hit with her car after investigators found she had a blood-alcohol content more than four times the legal limit and marijuana in her system.

Tabitha Walters, 33, of 278 Winthrop Road, New Whiteland, has been charged with one felony count of causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated. When the accident happened in May, Walters was out of jail on bond after being charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated in October, according to court documents and a news release from the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper also will request Walters’ bond from her October arrest be revoked. If she’s convicted on both the felony and misdemeanor charges, she would face between 6½ and 23 years in jail, Cooper said.

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