A Westport woman was arrested on DUI charges after police say she admitted to taking heroin and multiple pills before striking another car. Lieutenant Kevin Darst with the Aberdeen Police Department said that Officers were called to the Chehalis River Bridge at 10:12 am Thursday morning.
The 911 caller said a white Dodge passenger vehicle struck another vehicle on Sumner Avenue and then continued on. The victim vehicle was standing by and the suspect vehicle was in the Dollar Tree Parking lot in Aberdeen.
Officers contacted the suspect who told them that she was “coming down from heroin” which she had used the night before. The suspect was identified as a 23-year-old white female, with a Westport address. She told the officers that she was also on medications. She had several prescription pill bottles with her. She explained that she had an argument with her boyfriend. She stated she had taken a pill called Citalopram and also stated she has prescriptions for muscle relaxers and anxiety.
The suspect stated that she knew she had hit someone and thought the person was following her to the parking lot. The suspect was arrested for Hit and Run. She was searched incident to arrest and suspected Heroin was found on her person. She should be arraigned today for multiple charges.
Darst said that numerous witnesses provided statements to Officers showing a pattern of dangerous driving by the suspect and were very helpful in the investigation.