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Car hits, badly hurts Indiana teacher out walking

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Police say a driver who was under the influence of drugs struck and badly injured a teacher who was walking near her southern Indiana school.

Charlestown High School teacher Nicole Keith-Morrison was in stable condition at a Louisville, Ky., hospital after being hit Tuesday evening while walking along a street with a friend.

The Greater Clark County Schools Corp. tells the News and Tribune that she suffered a fractured skull, brain bleeding and neck and vertebrae injuries and has undergone surgery. The 30-year-old teaches government and economics classes.

Charlestown police say officers arrested a 30-year-old woman on a preliminary count of driving while intoxicated and other charges. Police say she told officers she was on a prescription painkiller and had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.