Woman charged in Newton hit-and-run; Newton High student inebriated at school

COVINGTON -- A disagreement turned disastrous for a 47-year-old Alcovy Way resident Sunday night when a woman leaving his house ran over him, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Marion Felder, 49, of 3530 Old Mill Road, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with duty to stop at scene of accident — hit and run — leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the incident that occurred around 9 p.m.

"She was at the victim's house and she got in her car and was going to leave," said NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum. "He was going to stop her and talk. They had had some kind of disagreement. She put it in reverse and caught him between her moving vehicle and a parked vehicle. She did substantial damage to him and the vehicle."

The woman left the scene and witnesses called the NCSO. They were able to give a vehicle description and identify Felder and she was located in Morgan County that same night. The Georgia State Patrol was called to work the injury portion of the crash.

"When her vehicle was located there was damage to it where witnesses indicated it would be, there was transfer paint from the vehicle she hit and there were plastic parts from her vehicle that were missing that were found at the scene," Crum said.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center where he was treated and released.

In other crime news, a juvenile Newton County High School student became ill and was determined to be inebriated while in the In School Suspension room around 12:40 p.m. Thursday.

According to the NCSO incident report, the school resource officer was called to the room and found the "male student sitting at a desk leaning over the desk. The student was covered in vomit."

EMS was called to transport the student to Newton Medical Center for treatment.

The report states the assistant principal searched the student's book bag and found a plastic water bottle containing a clear liquid that she believed to be an alcoholic beverage, possibly Vodka. The school resource officer stated the liquid smelled like alcohol to him, as well.

The student's mother was notified and came to the school and the matter was turned over to Juvenile Court.


momofone 3 years, 2 months ago

She was at the victim's house and she got in her car and was going to leave," said NCSO spokesman Lt. Keith Crum. "He was going to stop her and talk." If someone is upset at you and wants to leave, let them leave. If you think that they are a danger should they leave, let them leave and call the police. I had a 'friend' once who stopped me from leaving his home by putting his foot behind my tire so that I could not back up. I repeatedly told him to move so that I could leave. He would not so I backed up anyway- guess what, he jumped out of the way. Unfortunate that this man had no where to jump out of the way too. I am guessing that there is more to this story.
As to the drunk high schooler, sounds like he needs to be charged with underage possession and his parents need to look into alcohol treatment for him. For him to be that drunk at school, sounds like there is a problem that needs to be looked into.


OnToday 3 years, 2 months ago

The student drunk at school is WAY more common than you think. Dozens of students show up to school drunk, or they hang out smoking and drinking in the parking lots before school. The old vodka in the water bottle trick is very common. Again, the only reason kids are getting caught is because they are getting sick. Same with the pot brownies. Another common thing is gummy worms and gummy bears soaked in vodka. Trust me people, it is an epidemic in our schools and the kids know more often than not they will get away with it. And if they don't get sick, they will get away with it.


Covingtonian 3 years, 2 months ago

Troubled student? The article stated that the student "was determined to be inebriated while in the In School Suspension room" . Agree with Momofone there seems to be a problem that needs to be looked into.


amp72 3 years, 2 months ago

Yes, the article does say the student was determined to be inebriated- by school officials. In other words, they made the determination. It does not mean the student was "bound and determined" to get drunk that day. There is a difference.

I'd venture to say this is a common problem in schools.


will 3 years, 2 months ago

The drunk student must be a transfer from Alcovy High and it was Malt Liquor not Vodka. If I had to attend public school these days I would get drunk before school also. Remember people this also happens with Private Schools, Charter Schools and Homeschooled.


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