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Woman makes court appearance after hitting teacher

Natalie Miller Natalie Miller

CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) – The woman charged with hitting a southern Indiana teacher with her car, while under the influence, made her first appearance in court.

Thursday, emotions ran high outside of the courtroom as the aunt of Charlestown teacher Nicole Morrison vented her anger when she saw the suspect's mother in the courtroom hallway.

Natalie Miller waved at her mother when she walked down the courtroom halls.

Miller's mother, Tillie Lane, told WAVE 3 her daughter had been living with her and that she had been clean. She said she doesn't understand why she began using marijuana again.

Morrison's aunt pleaded with Lane to not get her daughter out on bond, but Lane said she planned to do just that.

Police: Teacher hit by driver who was high on pot

It was Tuesday evening when Morrison was exercising with a friend near Charlestown High School when police said 30-year-old Miller hit Morrison with her car. Police said she had her 7-year-old son in the car when the accident happened.

Police said Miller admitted to being under the influence of marijuana and taking a Lortab pill.

Despite some serious injuries, including some to her head, Morrison is expected to make a full recovery.

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