UPDATE: New information about woman accused of hitting construction worker while drunk

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News Reporter Bayley Bischof



Police say 78–year–old Janet Lubben crossed over the median and hit a construction worker on Wednesday.

She was arrested for drunk driving..

Many people have posted comments on our facebook page, talking about her mental health..

Here’s what we know:

Lincoln police confirmed janet’s husband reported her missing wednesday night.

Police informed him she was in jail, he told them she does suffer from dementia.

This doesn’t impact her charges, but Lincoln Police say it could be taken into consideration during the rest of the legal process.

We do know she is out of jail on bond. Two of the conditions are that she can’t drink alcohol or drive a vehicle.

She’s back in court November 6th..

Janet’s husband declined to comment.


UPDATE: Lincoln Police have release the identity of the woman who hit and injured a construction worker Wednesday afternoon.  

Janet Lubben, 78, from Lincoln, arrested for DUI causing bodily injury, DUI with refusal of a chemical test and leaving scene of injury accident. 

Gromyko Roby, 34, of Omaha was walking on the median when he was hit by Lubben. 

Roby remains in hospital in critical condition.


UPDATE: Lincoln Police have arrested the woman who was driving the car has been arrested for DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, and could face up to five years in prison. 

She was arrested Wednesday afternoon. 

A construction worker is in critical condition after being hit by a car Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:30 p.m., near 31st and Superior.

Witnesses say a silver car was heading west towards 27th and Superior, when it swerved into a construction area.

The say the driver, an elderly woman, hit the worker and kept driving before coming to a stop a couple blocks later.

Both the worker and the driver were transported from the scene.

The man who was hit was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

One of his co-workers says he had blood streaming out of his head.

“There was probably a six-seven inch puddle of blood behind his head," said Brian Herting, a witness.

Herting saw the whole situation unfold.

"He had to have gone up over and then banged into the glass and then fell off to the side,” said Herting. “I’m hoping that means that he’s not horribly hurt; because the car didn’t run over him It hit him and threw him over the top."