Judge grants bond to driver accused of injuring HERO worker

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The woman accused of driving drunk and hitting a traffic worker appeared in court Monday and was granted bond.

Lindsay Clark, 25, of Suwanee, is charged with improper passing of emergency/towing/highway vehicle, expired or no license plate, erratic lane change, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.  A judge granted her $1500 bond on each of those charges over the weekend.

Monday, she was given $70,000 bond on her only felony charge--serious injury by vehicle.

Atlanta Police said Clark hit and severely injured a Georgia Department of Transportation HERO worker Saturday morning.  That worker, Moses King, responded to an accident on the downtown connector and was putting out flares at the scene when investigators say Clark hit him in the roadway.

Paramedics rushed King to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.  Court officials said he suffered serious head and brain injuries in the accident.

Court proceedings revealed Clark had only been arrested once previously for shoplifting in 2008.

"She's not on probation or parole for any matters. There's no prior felony record.  There's no prior traffic violations of a serious nature in this case," Clark's attorney Raymond Giudice told the judge.

Giudice said Clark may post bail as soon as Tuesday.

GDOT officials would not comment on the incident to protect the King family's privacy as they deal with his injuries.  According to the department, King started work there in November and completed the HERO program in February.  

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