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Suspected drunk driver who hit fence, homeowner in Kennewick has been arrested

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) - Kennewick Police have arrested the driver suspected of being involved in the crash.

Officers located the car at the home of 36-year-old Theresa Gilbert. She was arrested for felony hit-and-run with injury.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police are searching for a driver suspected of hitting a homeowner's fence and hitting the homeowner, all while possibly under the influence.

Around 1:00 a.m. Sunday, Kennewick Police were called about a hit-and-run driver near 27th Avenue and Garfield Street. When they arrived to the area, they found a large hole in a homeowner's wooden fence.

Police say the homeowner went outside and tried to tell the driver to stop. As the driving was backing out, the homeowner was hit in the shoulder with the driver's side mirror. The sign at the intersection was also hit, and the driver suspected of causing all the damage is still on the run.

The homeowner was treated for her injuries.

The car is described as a box-style silver SUV with significant damage and a missing side mirror. The driver is believed to be a light-complexion woman with dark hair.

If you know anything about the crash or see a car matching the description, call police and reference case number 19-09260.

 

 


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