Erin Maglothin, 31, faces charges of first-degree battery and leaving the scene of an accident after she was arrested by Fayetteville police on unrelated charges.
At 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 3, the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a report that a pedestrian was hit on Highway 112 North, just outside Fayetteville city limits.
During an interview, Maglothin admitted to being the driver of the car involved, saying she has an addiction to pain pills and had fallen asleep while driving at the time of the accident. According to reports, she said her vehicle hitting the pedestrian was what woke her.
Maglothin's car was impounded last week by Fayetteville Police Department after responding to an unrelated call.
Police said during a search of the car, they found evidence backing up Maglothin's confession.