Trial date set for man accused of running over woman outside bar

By Greg Sowinski -

LIMA — A Columbus Grove man accused of striking a woman with his car while she crossed Spencerville Road on Thanksgiving was assigned a trial for April 3.

Curtis M. Miller, 35, pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; failure to stop after an accident, a fifth-degree felony; and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a first-degree misdemeanor.

He also was assigned another pretrial hearing on March 9.

The woman, 23-year-old Whitney Allen, of Lima, suffered numerous broken bones and injuries after she was hit at 1 a.m. after leaving J’s American Pub at 2307 Spencerville Road. She was crossing the road and walking along the north edge of Spencerville Road to get to the parking lot of Fat Jack’s Pizza to meet a ride when she was struck, Lima Police Department officials reported.

Curtis Miller was in the parking lot at J’s with a woman in his car for a while before he decided to drive away. The windows were fogged in the car, and Miller drove off. He struck Allen just after he pulled onto Spencerville Road, Detective Kent Miller of the Lima Police Department said.

Allen was at the edge of the road where it is legal to walk if there are no sidewalks, Miller said.

By Greg Sowinski

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