On August 19, a 33-year-old woman entered her plea in a Rutherford County, Tennessee, court on charges related to a fatal hit-and-run accident. The victim was changing a flat tire on his mother's car at the side of Interstate 24 when he was struck. Some of the charges against the female driver include vehicular homicide by intoxication, reckless assault and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
At the arraignment hearing, the judge assigned the accused woman an attorney. She broke into tears after requesting that the judge not read the details of the indictment against her. September 15 was the date set for her next court appearance.