Drunk Driver arrested after running over pedestrian and fleeing the scene
An impaired driver remains jailed this morning after running over a man and then leaving the scene, last Thursday.
At 4 p.m. on June 3, Officers were summoned to the business at 303 S. Royal Oaks Blvd. after 39-year-old Bianca Bankston ran over another worker who was trying to keep her from driving impaired. Bankston then crashed into another vehicle before fleeing.
A nearby Franklin Police Officer spotted the orange Hummer Bankston was driving, moments later, as it was turning onto Murfreesboro Rd. After stopping Bankston, the officer determined that she was impaired, and arrested her. Bankston is due in court today, and remains jailed on a $35,000 bond. Her charges are as follows:
- DUI — Second Offense
- Aggravated Assault
- Vehicular Assault
- Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon
- Leaving the Scene of an Injury Crash
- Leaving the Scene of a Crash and Failing to Give Aid or Information
- Violation of the Implied Consent Law
- Driving Without Insurance
- Driving While Suspended
The man Bankston ran over was very seriously injured, and remains hospitalized.