Bail increased for El Cajon driver accused of hitting 9-year-old, driving away

Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 21:21:07-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) — A judge increased bail for the woman accused of hitting a 9-year-old boy with her car and driving away last Thursday. 

Courtney Webber appeared in court for the very first time since the crash. Webber's bail was increased to $150,000. 

The 25-year-old is accused of running a red light and hitting the boy, on his bike, as he was crossing the street at the intersection of Sunshine Avenue and West Main Street in El Cajon. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. The child was on his way to school.

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El Cajon Police used surveillance video near the scene to find Webber. She was located about 12 hours later, hiding under a bed at her mother's Lakeside home. 

Court documents indicate Webber was on probation for a previous DUI conviction and had a suspended license. 

The 9-year-old boy hasn't been identified but attorneys tell 10News he is still recovering at a local hospital. His prognosis is unknown, he suffered several facial fractures and a c-3 vertebral fracture.

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Webber appeared in court via video conference. Her next court date is scheduled for October 18.