GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been arrested after a woman was hit at the Walmart on East Wade Hampton Boulevard, according to police.
The incident happened around 11:44 p.m. Friday.
Police say 35-year-old Stewart Eugene Nixon has been charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury after a 75-year-old woman was hit and injured in the crosswalk at Walmart.
Witnesses said Nixon was driving too fast in the parking lot and playing loud music when he struck the woman who was coming out of the store with a grocery cart, according to the incident report.
The woman suffered a broken arm and broken femur and was taken to the hospital.
According to the incident report, Nixon told police that he looked down at his gas light and realized he needed gas.
He said the next thing he knew, he had hit the elderly woman and emphasized that he felt very bad about it, the report says.
When asked if he had been drinking, Nixon reportedly told police he had a wine cooler.
Police say Nixon failed a field sobriety test.
Nixon is in the Spartanburg County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond as of Wednesday, according to online jail records.
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