Family request prayers for her recovery
LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, PA.
The family of a 9-year-old girl hit by an alleged drunken driver in Dauphin County is praying for her recovery.
Mercy Wanjiku was riding her bike Saturday evening in the Pennswood apartment complex in Lower Paxton Township when police said 49-year-old Brian Kiefer hit her with his pickup truck.
Kiefer’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit, police said.
Wanjiku’s family has strong words for him. “If he was not drunk he would have read the sign that said slow down kids at play, you know. It was a poor judgment,” said Sammy Gichuhi, Wanjiku’s uncle. “Whatever he did was not right and if he was not drunk he would have read that clearly.”
Wanjiku is being treated for 10 broken ribs, a fractured skull and a broken leg.
Kiefer’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, police said.
Kiefer is charged with DUI and aggravated assault while driving under the influence.
He is in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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