Ex-officer admits hitting woman walking on trail

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by Associated Press

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Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 11:05 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A former Lexington police officer has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and assault in a case in which a woman walking along a trail was struck by the man's vehicle.
 
   The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/ZIPyNg ) says court records show 43-year-old Keith Todd pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault, DUI, wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence and attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. The controlled substance was zolpidem, a prescription medication used to treat insomnia.
 
   Police said Todd was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he mistakenly got onto the trail and drove at least one-third of a mile. Penny Bentley -- struck while she was walking on the path for bicyclists, walkers and joggers -- suffered a broken leg and other injuries.
 
   Sentencing is Jan. 11.
 

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