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Woman leads police on chase after hitting parked car

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Police followed the trail of skid marks a woman made after she hit a parked car and fled the scene in Moses Lake Monday night.

Shortly after 9 p.m., Moses Lake police officers responded to a collision in the 1700 block of Monroe Street. Officers learned that the suspect had hit the victim's vehicle, a full-size pickup, that was parked legally along the side of the road. The suspect hit the pickup so hard, it had been pushed halfway onto the sidewalk. The suspect then fled the scene.

A witness gave officers a description of the vehicle, and said that it had headed south on Monroe, toward the high school. Officers found skid marks located down Monroe, and then onto Sharon Avenue, leading officers to believe that the collision had damaged the front right wheel of the vehicle. Officers also determined that the wheel was locked and the tire was dragging down the road, leaving a six inch wide trail of rubber, and making a loud squealing noise.

Officers found the vehicle parked halfway inside a garage of a house on Ernst Place. There were skid marks up the driveway. 

Officers obtained a search warrant and found the suspect, a 43-year-old woman, at the residence. She admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle was impounded. The woman will be charged with a hit and run.

There were no injuries as a result of the collision.


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