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Durham woman charged with hitting pedestrian in Greenville

Posted July 16, 2010 9:50 a.m. EDT

— 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.