Driver charged with DWI in hit-and-run involving bicyclist

Driver charged with DWI in hit-and-run involving bicyclist

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 6:39 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --  One woman is charged with driving drunk, hitting a bicyclist and then fleeing the scene early Thursday morning in southwest Charlotte.

The incident happened on Brown-Grier Road near Gallant Lane around 5:50 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Jenna Esperanza Woodring, 25, hit a bicyclist and drove off, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

Medic said the 50-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
 
Woodring was later located on Rocky River Road near Interstate 485, officials said, after several witnesses reported her driving erratically.

Woodring, who celebrated her 25th birthday on Wednesday, is charged with DWI, felony hit-and-run and felony serious injury by vehicle. 

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

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