Double Hit and Run Accidents Possibly Tied to DUI Arrest – Woman Injured
SPRING HILL – Around 9:30 p.m. Fire Rescue responded to the area of Commercial Way and an unknown cross street, after reports of a hit and run with injuries involving a pedestrian.
Officials have not released a statement at this time, but according to our sources, a woman called 911 after a vehicle struck her and fled the scene. The unidentified victim was unable to provide a description of the vehicle to authorities and her condition remains unknown.
Minutes later, officials received reports of a second hit and run in the area of Northcliffe Blvd and Commercial way; however, officials have not confirmed if the two incidents are related.
Motorist Salvatore Cammarata says he witnessed a red compact car strike a utility pole on Commercial Way and several mailboxes on Northcliffe Blvd. Cammarata tells RNRF that he just wanted to do the right thing, so he followed the vehicle all the way to Merritt Funeral Home on Mariner Blvd, where the vehicle pulled behind the building. According to Cammarata, the female driver exited her vehicle and tried to slap him when he confronted her about the accident. Once deputies arrived on scene, Cammarata says the woman tried to climb a nearby fence and flee the area. Only by threat of being tazed, did the woman change her mind and return to the parking lot.
The Florida Highway Patrol arrived on the scene and began to conduct their investigation. During questioning, the woman appeared fidgety and possibly under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant.
After a series of questions, the Trooper asked the woman to perform a battery of sobriety tests – which she agreed. Once the tests were complete, the Trooper handcuffed the woman and placed her in the back of a patrol car.
UPDATE: 5/22/2015, 8:15 AM – According to Hernando County Jail Records, 42-year-old Lisa Elizabeth Parrent is charged with DUI, DUI with Property Damage, and Hit and Run with Property Damage.
UPDATE: 5/22/2015, 10:03 A.M. – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, investigators are not pursuing charges against Parrent, in connection with the hit and run with injuries that occurred in the same vicinity around the same time.
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