The conflicting sides of the story, which finds Robinson, a Bonne Terre Democrat, charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident, are featured in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article:
Marler's lawyer, Phil Tatlow, said the impact fractured Marler's collar bone and multiple ribs and caused internal bleeding and the collapse of one lung.
"That's the condition he was in when they chose to leave," he said.
Marler spent days on a ventilator, Tatlow said, but is back at home now, able to walk with pain but unable to go back to work. Tatlow said he is a crew supervisor at a local limestone mining operation but doesn't have any disability benefits.
"He's going to have a hard time making ends meet," he said.
Tatlow said Marler was walking along the grassy shoulder of the road at the time he was hit. He said he didn't ask how much Marler had to drink and said it doesn't matter because he was off the roadway.
The Robinsons' attorney, James K. Carmichael, said that the couple were not drunk but that Marler was and admitted it to investigators.