A 31-year-old female driver from Gig Harbor was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Sunday night after she hit a car and drove away, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Officials said the woman and her 47-year-old male passenger entered Highway 302 eastbound near Purdy Lane Northwest from a parking lot and drove into the westbound lanes.
The woman’s car struck a vehicle head-on, pushing it backward. The car then fled the scene and stopped at a nearby parking lot.
The male passenger was injured and sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment. The two were not wearing their seat belts, officials said.
The female driver was transported to Pierce County Jail for vehicular assault, DUI and hit and run charges.
The 61-year-old Port Orchard woman and the 16-year-old boy in the other car were wearing their seat belts and were not injured.