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Durham woman charged with hitting pedestrian in Greenville

Posted July 16, 2010

— A 20-year-old Durham woman has been charged with running over a pedestrian in Greenville early Thursday.

Greenville police said that Mary Jordan Cleary was driving a white Honda Accord that struck Anastassiya Georgiev, 21, at East Fourth and Summit streets around 2:15 a.m. Witnesses told police that the Honda left the scene.

About an hour later, East Carolina University police officers found the Honda in the parking lot of Copper Beech Townhomes. Greenville police said that Cleary approached the officers and admitted to driving away from the scene.

Georgiev, of Wilmington, was treated and released from a local hospital.

Cleary, of 605 Infinity St. in Durham, was charged with driving while impaired and felony hit-and-run. She was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $3,500 unsecured bond.


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  • moonbeamnights Jul 16, 2010

    Facebook should be looked into... pic's of her drinking before now. Her Dad was a Durham cop so she should certainly know better.

  • just my2cents Jul 16, 2010

    She is not even old enough to drink, legally. She could have just as easily killed that girl and left her for dead.

  • hilltop6 Jul 16, 2010

    Indeed she needs to be off the streets. How can anybody run into somebody with a car and leave that person in the road!!?? What is wrong with her? She must have been very impaired to drive away instead of helping. I just hope the courts see her as a danger to all of us...

  • mike honcho Jul 16, 2010

    She's from a good family, even good people make mistakes.
    Glad to hear the pedestrian is ok.

  • kingtee76 Jul 16, 2010

    She is clearly wasted. Glad the pedestrian is ok. She needs to be off the streets..