SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - A San Tan Valley woman who hit a construction worker Tuesday, June 3 was arrested and booked into jail, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said the 65-year-old driver hit a construction worker around 1 p.m. when she sideswiped a water truck in a construction zone and fled the scene.
The incident happened near North Gary Road near West Gail Road.
The 41-year-old construction worker suffered serious injuries and was taken by helicopter to a Phoenix hospital, according to officials.
PCSO said individuals followed the suspect and blocked her from getting into a residential gated community where she lives. Witnesses reportedly saw the woman discard a bottle of vodka in a nearby bush while waiting for deputies to arrive.
Witnesses told authorities the woman was driving 50 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour construction zone when she collided with the water truck that hit the victim.
The woman was arrested and later told PCSO she had not memory of striking the worker or his truck.
The woman faces two counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage, criminal littering, driving under the influence of an intoxicating beverage and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher.