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Hillsboro woman arrested after accident

by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Elizabeth AlbertsonA Hillsboro woman caused a serious accident in Aloha on Saturday afternoon before being arrested for drunk driving.

Elizabeth Albertson, 20, was found to have a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit of .08. She was arrested by Washington County Sheriff's deputies and charged with Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief.

Albertson was lodged in the Washington County Jail on $5,000 bail.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 5:11 p.m. on Feb. 2, deputies were called to a crash on S.W. Kemmer Road in Aloha, an area of Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District. It was reported that a car was seen driving recklessly in this area prior to the crash.

The deputies arrived and found a 2010 Toyota Corolla crashed and upside down off the roadway. Two occupants inside the car that had minor injuries.

Deputies discovered the vehicle that caused the crash had fled the scene without stopping. They received a description of the suspect vehicle from witnesses and began searching the area.

Deputies located a 1994 Honda Civic that matched the description of the suspect vehicle over one mile away on S.W. 175th Avenue. Witnesses told the deputies that a woman parked the car and ran away.

A short time later, the driver of the Honda returned to the scene of the crash and was contacted by deputies. She was identified as Albertson.

Witnesses told deputies that prior to the accident, Albertson was driving at a high rate of speed and passing vehicles in clearly marked no-passing zones. It was reported that the Corolla was turning onto S.W. Kemmer Road from SW 182nd Avenue when it was struck Albertson's vehicle, causing the Corolla to roll over.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says that it regards impaired driving as a high priority and arrests about 1200 DUII drivers annually.



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