Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Madison Woman Arrested in Fatal Hit & Run Case

Metro officers Monday night arrested a Madison woman in connection with Friday’s hit & run collision on Nesbitt Lane that killed pedestrian Michael Billy Drake.
         Ateah M. Williams, 31, is charged with leaving the scene of a collision involving death (a felony), attempted aggravated child neglect (a felony) for admittedly driving medicated with her eight-year-old daughter in the vehicle, driving on a revoked license (a misdemeanor), failure to render aid (a misdemeanor), and failure to report the collision (a misdemeanor).  The investigation is continuing.  A vehicular homicide prosecution remains possible.
          Williams is accused of striking Drake, 52, with her Saturn Vue SUV as he walked in the grass alongside Nesbitt Lane at 5 p.m. Friday.  Williams called police Saturday morning to say that she believed she was the person being sought in the hit & run.  During an interview, Williams claimed to have blacked out while driving.  She admitted to taking medication that makes her drowsy.

Mugshot of Ateah M. Williams, 31

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