Ottawa police have charged Samira Mohamed Daoud after a 17-year-old boy was struck and killed on Bank Street south of Mitch Owens Road.

Alex Hayes' parents reported him missing Thursday evening when he didn't come home after his shift at the Foodland grocery store in Greely, where his mother also works.

Family and friends set out to search for the teen Thursday night. Police discovered his body shortly after midnight near the 5700 block of Bank Street.

Police say they believe Hayes was struck by an unknown vehicle sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and early Friday morning.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police arrested Daoud in the area for drunk driving.

"I noticed her headlight was out and there was damage on the right side. Like I stopped and I saw the cop take her out of the car, handcuff her and put her in the cruiser and I stuck around so that they could get my statement and when I walked up to the car I could see a wine bottle in the cup holder, a wine bottle half drank with the cork in it," said witness Christa Charron.

Tragic end to a young life

Hayes' photo was on display at the grocery store Friday, where colleagues described him as a great guy who went to Ottawa Technical High School.

"He's a great guy to work with, a great guy to get along with, a good person to joke around with," said tearful co-worker and friend Leah Melbourne. "I mean it sucks that he's gone."

The woman accused of being behind the wheel that night is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 11.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

With a report from CTV's Catherine Lathem