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Women faces DUII, assault charges after hitting pedestrian

A woman was arrested Friday on assault and drunken driving charges after allegedly running over a pedestrian walking on a sidewalk in Medford.

Ashley Danielle McCallum, 32, was charged in a predawn crash that caused serious injuries to a pedestrian in the area of East McAndrews Road near North Riverside Avenue, according to a press release issued Friday by Medford police.

At 2:38 a.m. Friday, the unidentified pedestrian was walking on the south side of East McAndrews Road when McCallum allegedly drove onto the sidewalk and struck the person.

McCallum cooperated with investigators at the scene, but showed signs of being intoxicated from alcohol, the release said.

Mercy Flights rushed the pedestrian to a nearby hospital, where the individual is being treated for serious injuries.

McCallum was being held in the Jackson County Jail Friday afternoon on charges of second-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. Her bail was set at $110,000.

Jackson County Circuit Court records showed that the District Attorney’s Office had not yet filed charges in the crash.

A call to Medford police was not immediately returned Friday afternoon.

A woman is facing DUII and assault charges after hitting a pedestrian with her car Friday morning.