‘Prescribed methamphetamine’ lands Fairmont woman behind bars

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Fairmont woman faces charges after hitting a man on a sidewalk while driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

On Sunday, police said Marissa Crim, 30, was driving northbound on Locust Avenue when she turned into an empty parking lot, then back on Locust Avenue, driving south in the northbound lane.

While traveling south in the northbound lane, she went off the road and struck a man walking on the sidewalk, causing minor injuries to the victim.

Crim fled the scene, but police found her car in the 1500 block of Locust Avenue. A short time later, police found Crim walking along Country Club Road and took her into custody.

While being processed, Crim allegedly told police she was taking “prescribed methamphetamine.”

Crim has been charged with driving under the influence, causing injury, and hit-and-run.

She is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $15,012 bond.