SK woman arrested for hit and run

A 24-year-old South Kitsap woman was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly running off the road and hitting a man walking on Sedgwick Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

WSP spokesman Brian George said the driver was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol when she apparently veered off Sedgwick just past Long Lake Road shortly before 1 a.m., striking a 26-year-old South Kitsap man walking on the right.

The suspect then lost control of her car, which spun and flipped over. When the car came to a stop on its roof, the driver climbed out and ran away, George said.

“She initially fled the scene,” George said, explaining that due to items found in her car, the responding troopers were able to locate the suspect at a nearby residence. She was then arrested for vehicular assault and booked into Kitsap County Jail, he said.

The victim suffered a broken leg and lacerations, and was transported to Harrison Hospital.

George said based on the evidence investigators found on the scene, they determined there was probable cause to charge the driver with felony hit-and-run.

However, the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office has yet to file charges against her, so she is not being named.

The accident occurred on Sedgwick Road between Bodle Road and Lovely Lane at approximately 12:46 a.m. on Oct. 18.

The car involved was a silver, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was totaled.

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