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Sunday March 30, 2014
By:Jennifer Lysiak, Lancaster Editor |
At 3:34 p.m., patrol responded to the station for a walk in complaint of a hit and run. Patrol made contact with the complainant, 69, of Lancaster, who stated at 2:50 p.m., she was attempting to make a left turn from the Bank of America parking lot heading southbound on Central Avenue.
The complainant told patrol she was in the northbound lane when a white car struck her rear wheel well on the driver side. The striking vehicle then continued north on Central Avenue. Patrol examined the damage to the complainant’s vehicle and noticed minor damage to the driver side rear wheel well with white paint transfer.
At 5:50 p.m., patrol took a call of an injury accident on Central Avenue. Upon his arrival, he noticed damage to the driver side front bumper and red paint transfer consistent with the suspect vehicle from the previous complaint.
After a brief interview with the offender, Kristen M. Banks, 26, of Lancaster, she admitted to striking a red SUV earlier in the day. Banks told patrol she did not stop after the collision, because it was not her fault.
Banks was issued a ticket for operator leaves scene of property damage accident.
Driving While Ability Impaired
The offender, Kristen M. Banks, 26, of Lancaster, displayed obvious signs of impairment. Patrol had Banks exit the vehicle and perform several standard field sobriety tests. Banks was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the station.
Banks made admissions to consuming Xanax and Lexapro, which she claimed are prescribed to her. After a series of tests, it was determined Banks was impaired by the use of a CNS depressant and narcotic analgesic. She was charged with operating of a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and failure to use designated lane.