Pedestrian Struck By Intoxicated Driver in Washington County

(WASHINGTON CO.) – On Sunday at approximately 5:51 p.m. the Washington County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Farabee Road, near Eastern School Road.

Justin Cartwright

According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Department report, 22-year-old Justin Cartwright, of Pekin, was traveling west on Farabee Road, when he struck 32-year-old Tiffany LaPointe, of Salem, who was crossing Farabee Road, walking from a church parking area to Blue River Baptist Church.

LaPointe was flown from the scene and transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Cartwright was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI with a prior conviction and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing catastrophic injury and two counts of child neglect.

The accident remains under investigation by Deputy Abby Powers and Detective Brad Naugle. Assisting at the scene were Deputy Tory Hildreth, Reserve Officer Dan Libka, Washington County EMS and First Responders from Pierce/Polk Volunteer Fire Department.