PARIS — The 18-year-old driver accused of hitting and killing a woman who was walking along the road with a flash-light pleaded, “not guilty” to charges of manslaughter, aggravated OUI and leaving the scene of an accident Friday in Oxford County Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Joe O’Connor said Tiffeny Hamlyn, of Brownfield, text messaged about her own state of drunkeness and driving.

“I can’t believe how drunk I was last night. I can’t believe I drove home,” O’Connor told the judge quoting Hamlyn’s message.

Police have previously said Hamlyn told them she believed she had hit a pot hole.

Hamlyn is charged in connection to the death of Tiffany Hamilton, 23 of Fryeburg.

Police say Hamilton was struck by Hamlyn’s Jeep near her home on Route 113, which is also Portland Road, on the evening of March 26 and died the next day. Hamilton had been walking to a cousin’s house nearby, facing traffic and carrying a flashlight.

Hamilton’s mother, Becky Warren, attended the arraignment Friday and told reporters that her daughter was the mother of a 3-year-old boy and was studying to become a probation officer at the time of her death.

Hamlyn remains free on $1,000 bail and is prohibited from drinking and also may not drive any motor vehicle, a judge ordered.


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