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Driver who hit teacher called boyfriend, not 911 says witness

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Nicole Keith-Morrison (Source: Greater Clark County Schools) Nicole Keith-Morrison (Source: Greater Clark County Schools)
Natalie Miller (Source: Charlestown Police) Natalie Miller (Source: Charlestown Police)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A Charlestown High School teacher, hit by a woman whom police say was on drugs, continues to recover. A judge read formal charges to 30-year-old Natalie Miller who police say hit her.

She is facing four class D felonies. They are operating a vehicle with a schedule I controlled substance causing serious bodily injury, operating while intoxicated, operating with intoxicated with a minor passenger, and criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury.

"Each D felony in Indiana carries up to three years of imprisonment," said prosecutor Jeremy Mull.

Miller's attorney wants her out of jail, but Mull wants a bond higher than the $10,000 full cash.

"We are asking that she remain incarcerated for the safety of the community," said Mull.

According to court documents Miller hit Nicole Morrison who was walking near the school. A witness says she called 9-1-1 and was surprised Miller called her boyfriend instead.

Morrison was air lifted to the hospital with a fractured skull, brain bleed, and neck injury.

"I am told that the victim is recovering from her injuries, so it is very fortunate that a more severe result didn't happen in this particular instance," said Mull.

Tests show Miller had THC in her blood from marijuana. She also told police she had taken pain medicine the day before and was on Lortabs at the time of the accident.

"It's a very dangerous situation," said Mull. "People are taking these drugs and driving and causing what I call carnage on the road right now."

Court documents show she has five traffic convictions and had a suspended license in 2007 and 2009.

The judge is expected to make a ruling on her bond Tuesday.

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