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Condition of one of two pedestrians hit by drunken driver improves

May 7, 2019

POCATELLO — One of the two young women who were struck by a drunken driver early Saturday has improved to stable condition, according to officials with Portneuf Medical Center. Britni Scott, 26, of Pocatello, was listed Tuesday in stable condition, having been admitted in critical condition, according to PMC. The hospital reported the other accident victim, Krista McMurray, 24, of Burley, remained in critical condition Tuesday. At about 2 a.m., the women were struck by a drunken driver while crossing an intersection near Idaho State University, Idaho State Police said. They were transported via ambulances to PMC. In connection with the accident, police arrested Andrew Poisel, 30, of Pocatello, on two counts of aggravated drunken driving.

He had a blood alcohol content of around .1 according to the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office. The legal limit is .08.

Poisel was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala southbound on South Fourth Avenue when he struck McMurray and Scott at South Fourth and East Whitman Street, state police said. Poisel came to a stop two blocks away at South Fourth Avenue and East Halliday Street and was arrested by responding Bannock County sheriff’s deputies.

One of the women who was struck was dragged by Poisel’s car for one block, and responding police officers found her lying in the intersection of South Fourth and East Benton Street, authorities said. The other woman was dragged for two blocks by Poisel’s car, and responding police officers found her lying in the intersection of South Fourth and East Halliday Street, authorities said.