A woman was leaving the police station in Andover when she was struck by a drunk driver and killed. The man pleaded not guilty and is being held on a $50,000 bail.
“Her mom ran inside to report the crash and originally didn’t even know that her daughter had been struck outside — just knew that the vehicle had been struck. It’s only when troopers went outside that we found the woman on the grass,” State Police Sgt. Eric Bernstein said.
A trooper chased the driver.
“He caught up with that vehicle about 200 yards north of the barracks, where it had become disabled on the side of the road. He had conversation with the operator there, eventually formed the opinion that the operator was under the influence of alcohol,” Bernstein said.
Police said the driver, Robert Bryant, 50, attempted to flee the scene, but was stopped a short distance away and arrested.
Ray was taken to Lawrence General Hospital. She later died of her injuries.
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