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Racine woman charged with 3rd OWI fatally hit pedestrian near 6th and Marquette

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly driving drunk and fatally hitting a pedestrian.

Keisha Farrington, 36, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, OWI-3rd offense, and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

Racine Police were called to the area of 6th and Marquette on July 30 for a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. 

Upon arrival, officers located an elderly man on the sidewalk who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Standing nearby was a woman, later identified as Farrington, who allegedly told police "I was driving, I hit him."

Farrington also allegedly told police that she was coming from her mother's home and that she "had a few drinks."

According to the criminal complaint, Farrington's driver's license was revoked and she had two prior OWI convictions. 

She showed signs of impairment and was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw before being placed under arrest.

Farrington will have her preliminary hearing on August 7.


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