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Female Arrested for DUI Following Hit and Run Crash

A 24-year-old Gillette woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Tuesday night after Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies contacted her at home.

Around 5:20 p.m. a witness called CCSO to report a red Pontiac Grand Am with temporary tags was swerving on Union Chapel Road, according to Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

The caller followed the Grand Am into Sleepy Hollow and reported the vehicle continued to swerve, reportedly nearly hitting a group of children then hitting a flatbed trailer on Sleepy Hollow Boulevard so hard it moved the trailer. Sher then parked at a residence on Greensburg Avenue.

There, the caller watched the driver, described as a female with mid-length brown hair, take two small children out of the back seat of the vehicle before entering the residence.

Deputies contacted the driver at the residence, and she allegedly admitted to drinking two to three beers, driving the vehicle, and hitting the trailer. She was arrested for driving under the influence with children in the vehicle after performing field sobriety tests. The female was also cited for leaving the scene of a crash.

Reynolds said the female’s relationship to the children, ages 1 and 4, was unclear.