Woman arrested for DUI after striking pedestrian

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Another pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Chattanooga early Monday morning, according to Chattanooga police. CPD said the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Shortly after 12 a.m., a 19-year-old was attempting to get into her vehicle on Chestnut Street. A passing vehicle struck her in the head and neck, police said.

They say the impact knocked the pedestrian on the ground.

The driver of the vehicle was 43-year-old Marietta Martin. She told police she had just exited a parking lot and was driving down the street when she heard a loud thump. She said she stopped the vehicle and found the woman on the ground.

Martin was arrested for driving under the influence.

The pedestrian was evaluated by EMS, but she refused medical transport.

Marietta Martin

Marietta Martin. From Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Categories: Chattanooga, Crime, Featured, Local News