- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A driver accused of hitting and killing an 8-year-old girl who was riding her bicycle in Longmont has been arrested.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (https://goo.gl/WbHvkF ) Kyle Kenneth Couch turned himself in to police Friday on a warrant listing charges that include vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.

Investigators say marijuana was in his system when he hit Peyton Knowlton in a crosswalk as she rode her bike with her stepfather May 20. She was returning from an end-of-the-school-year celebration with her fellow second-graders.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the science around marijuana intoxication is more complex than with alcohol, but he believes there is enough evidence to prove Couch was impaired.

A phone number for Couch, who has posted bail, could not be found Friday night.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/

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