Impaired Tennessee driver runs over pedestrian with Hummer


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is in the hospital after being run over by a woman in Franklin, Tennessee.

It happened on June 3 around 4 p.m. in the 300 block of South Royal Oaks Blvd.

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According to a release from Franklin Police, 39-year-old Bianca Bankston ran over another coworker who was trying to prevent her from driving impaired. Bankston then crashed into another vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Courtesy: Franklin Police Department, 39-year-old Bianca Bankston

Just moments later, a nearby Franklin Police officer spotted the orange Hummer Bankston was driving as it was turning onto Murfreesboro Road.

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After stopping Bankston, the officer determined that she was impaired and arrested her. Bankston is due in court Tuesday. She remains jailed on a $35,000 bond.

She is being charged with the following:

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 seriously injured and is still in the hospital. No other information was immediately released.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.


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