Yvonne Bennett of Juneau, 42, was taken into custody by Juneau Police officers on Tuesday afternoon. Officers say they charged her with failure to render aid after injuring someone with a vehicle. That’s a felony punishable by five-years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Bennett allegedly borrowed a vehicle, initially reported as a blue SUV, that struck a pedestrian at Glacier Highway and Jordan Avenue Saturday evening. The pedestrian, identified as a 50-year old woman, suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle drove away without stopping. Officers later found it on Teal Street. It was initially reported that the vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot at 400 Willoughby Avenue. But officers now say it was borrowed by Bennett.
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