Elderly AZ driver leaves traffic accident because of 'diarrhea'

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POSTED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:04pm

A 92-year-old Arizona driver fled the scene of a serious traffic accident, and the excuse she gave police is drawing attention.

Persis Draper of Oro Valley is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and failure to control speed.

Draper says that a case of diarrhea prevented her from staying after she struck pedestrian Dori Stolmaker. Once home, so upset, instead of calling 911 she says she took a sleeping pill and woke up to deputies knocking at her door.

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