Bianca Renee Bankston mug shot

Bianca Renee Bankston

The Franklin Police Department arrested a Nashville woman on Thursday evening after they said an impaired driver ran over a man who was attempting to stop the woman from driving under the influence.

According to an FPD news release, 39-year-old Bianca Bankston allegedly ran over a fellow employee of a business on South Royal Oaks Boulevard before fleeing the scene in an orange Hummer. 

Police responded to the scene, while another officer located Bankston driving the vehicle on Murfreesboro Road, and conducted a traffic stop that resulted in Bankston's arrest.

Police report that the unidentified man was "very seriously injured" and was transported to a local hospital. His exact condition and extent of his injuries was not released. 

Bankston was scheduled to make and appearance in a Williamson County courtroom on Tuesday, and faces charges of driving under the influence — second offense, aggravated assault, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an injury crash, leaving the scene of a crash and failing to give aid or information, violation of the implied consent law, driving without insurance and driving on a suspended license.

Bankston remains jailed on a $35,000 bond.

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