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Police: Hit-and-Run Driver Caught Driving Drunk

A suspect has been arrested in Wednesday's hit-and-run accident in Wilmette after being charged with a D.U.I. in Arlington Heights.

A 19-year-old Chicago woman is being charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to aid or give information and improper backing after a hit-and-run accident in Wilmette on Wednesday, Wilmette Police reports state.

Jasmine Moore, 19, of Chicago, was involved in a hit-and-run accident in the 3500 block of Lake Ave, police reports state. The incident started as a minor property damage traffic crash at Edens Plaza, between two vehicles, according to police. The victim told police that Moore's car struck her vehicle, and Moore fled the scene.

The victim followed Moore's vehicle until Moore eventually stopped in the 3500 block of Lake Ave., where the victim approached her vehicle. Moore drove off with the victim holding on the side of the vehicle, police said. The victim was dragged a short distance down the road before falling off, and sustained minor injuries. 

A witness to the incident provided a drivers license, which was announced over the police radio. Police in Arlington Heights saw and stopped the vehicle, and charged Moore with driving under the influence, police said. On May 16, Moore turned herself in to the Wilmette Police and was charged with traffic violations.

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