BELLEFONTAINE (AP) — A 49-year-old Ohio woman has pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old boy who went missing before his body was found in a roadside ditch last fall.
Police say Cathy Humphries was drunk and had marijuana in her system when she hit 15-year-old Austin Houser as he walked along a road Oct. 25 in the village of Rushsylvania, about 60 miles northwest of Columbus.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Humphries pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving and failure to stop at a crash scene.
Humphries told her family that she had been in a crash but thought she’d hit a mailbox.
Prosecutors said her blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20.