Camper Injures 2 in Campground Incident

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July 7, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

A Bloomingburg, Ohio, woman is facing several criminal charges for allegedly driving intoxicated on a golf cart and causing an accident which led to the injuries of two people, according to the Record Herald, Washington Court House, Ohio.

On Saturday night (July 3) at the Walnut Lake Campground, Peggy J. Blackburn, 35, drove the golf cart on a private driveway and as she came around a curve, her golf cart struck another parked golf cart. The passenger on the parked golf cart, 11-year-old Katelynn M. Lemaster, was ejected from the vehicle, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office report.

The driver of the parked golf cart, Edith E. Leach, 52, of London, was also injured. Lemaster and Leach were taken by the Fayette County Life Squad to Fayette County Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

After causing the crash, Blackburn allegedly fled the scene and went to a campsite near the exit of the campground.

At this campsite at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Blackburn reportedly became involved in an argument with a 21-year-old Washington C.H. woman. The argument escalated into a physical altercation, authorities said, and Blackburn allegedly struck the woman in the mouth and nose with a closed fist.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the alleged victim refused to cooperate or file charges, according to reports.

Blackburn was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an injury accident and failure to control a motor vehicle. She has since bonded out of the Fayette County Jail.

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