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Woman charged in hit-and-run, victim critically injured

HIT AND RUN

A 22-year-old Billings woman is charged with a drunken hit-and-run that left a man with injuries he is not expected to survive.

The Billings Gazette reports Tesha Dawn Williams appeared in Justice Court Thursday on charges of criminal endangerment and negligent vehicular assault and misdemeanor aggravated DUI. She did not enter a plea. She remains jailed with her bail set at $100,000.

Prosecutors say the victim and a woman were walking along the street early Tuesday when the man was struck.

A Montana State University Billings police officer stopped Williams' car nearby. The officer said she appeared disoriented and there was damage on the car and windshield and what looked like blood on the bumper. Court records say her blood-alcohol level was 0.223, nearly three times the limit at which a person is considered legally intoxicated.

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