There are numerous reasons why individuals in West Virginia choose to walk down the road during the early evening hours. This is often a great time to get some exercise and enjoy the cool breeze in the air. Others choose to walk because they are only going a short distance, and it is not worth driving. Regardless of the reason, a person walking along the side of the road expects that traffic will adhere to traffic laws and stay on the road. Recently, a driver veered toward a pedestrian, causing a car accident that resulted in the hospitalization of the pedestrian.
A sheriff's department spokesperson indicates that the authorities believe the driver of the vehicle was driving while impaired. A search of her vehicle revealed prescription drugs on the floorboard. The woman was arrested for DUI. Reportedly, her driver's license was already suspended at the time of the accident.