Jun 14, 2016 5:22 PM
A WMUR employee began her trial Tuesday. Audrey Cox allegedly hit and injured an elderly woman while driving under the influence.
The incident occurred on Ocean Boulevard in September 2015, and the victim came face-to-face with Cox for the first time today in over a year.
WMUR suspended Cox after she was booked and processed.
"I was getting ready, looking for my key, and the car hit me,” said Sandra Dary, the alleged 79-year-old victim.
Cox allegedly hit Dary near her Hampton Beach home while she was out walking her dog.
“Her demeanor changed when the police came," Dary said. "She looked at me angry. She put her hands on her hips and just stared at me and I felt terrible, but I didn't do anything."
The defense hit home the point they believe to be true, saying that Cox was not impaired at the time of the incident.
"All the witnesses will tell you, not maybe, not a little buzzed, but [that Cox] was stone cold sober,” said Andrew Cotrupi, Cox's defense attorney.
Even the victim made a comment to that effect.
“I can't say that I could ever think that she was drunk,” Dary said.
A Hampton police officer testified Cox failed field sobriety tests and denied a breath test.
“Well, after that test (referring to walking a straight line) and due to the fact she had failed I asked her again if she had anything to drink today and she said she had wine with lunch," said Peter Moisakis, a Hampton police officer. "Although she couldn't tell me what time lunch was.”
It’s still unknown if Cox herself will take the stand when the trial continues Wednesday. She remains on leave pending the outcome of the trial.
15 hours 13 minutes agoPolice are investigating the possibility that a missing teen was swept into a storm drain in the night during heavy rain. (More)
16 hours 36 minutes agoPolice deployed a bomb squad and robot to investigate a suspicious package that appeared outside a Walmart on Lowell Road on Saturday. (More)
20 hours 49 minutes agoBelle Bowers, the mother of Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, has died. She was 94. (More)
1 day 47 minutes agoNashua fire responded to over 50 calls in just a three hour period due to the heavy rainfall on Friday. (More)
Oct 21, 2016 4:05 PMBoston officials say a water main gave way in the city's South End neighborhood, flooding a trench and killing two workers. (More)
Oct 21, 2016 2:24 PMWith 18 days to go until Election Day, an average of the latest public opinion surveys in New Hampshire indicates Hillary Clinton with an...