2 adults and 3 children were hit by an alleged drunk driving while walking near Main Street and Wall Street in Advance, IN.
2 Women, 1 Infant Injured After Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver in Advance, IN
Two women pushing strollers were struck by a suspected drunk driver in Boone County on September 3rd, according to authorities.
According to police, 54-year-old Kenneth Long was drunk and had marijuana in his system at the time of the crash. Long reportedly struck two women pushing strollers near the intersection of Maple and Wall streets in Advance at about 7 p.m.
47-year-old Melody Thomas and her 23-year-old daughter Jenna Thomas were both pushing strollers, which each carried a toddler. Jenna was also carrying a baby in her arms when the Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Long struck them.
Long attempted to flee the scene, but neighbor David Nickel caught up with the vehicle, removed the key from the ignition, and waited for police to arrive.
All five victims were brought to IU Health-Methodist Hospital. Melody suffered a mild concussion and cuts to her body. Jenna had an elbow injury, along with minor cuts and scrapes. 8-month-old Carson Dillon had facial injuries. The two toddlers from the strollers were not injured but were hospitalized as a precaution.
The three who were injured were listed in stable condition.
According to preliminary test, Long had marijuana in his system and his blood-alcohol level was .28% – over three times the legal limit. He has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.