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Woman crashes into Cornelius City Hall

Photo Credit: WASHIGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jennifer Martinez-JuarezA woman was arrested for crashing her car into Cornelius City Hall and fleeing the scene early Saturday. She was arrested after police stopped a damaged Mustang with two occupants and deployed airbags a short time later.

The driver is identified as Jennifer Martinez-Juarez, age 21, of Cornelius. She is also accused of being the primary aggressor in a domestic harassment incident against her boyfriend, who was the passenger in the car, prior to leaving a local bar.

Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Damage to Cornelius City Hall.Jennifer Martinez-Juarez is charged with DUII, Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Criminal Mischief and Domestic Harassment.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 8, deputies patrolling the City of Cornelius performed a traffic stop on a white 2000 Ford Mustang. During the stop, deputies noticed both airbags were deployed and there was significant damage to the car.

Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The 2000 Ford Mustang after the crash.In the course of the investigation, deputies learned the driver, Martinez-Juarez, was intoxicated. They also determined that prior to the stop, she crashed her car into a garbage can and a bench, and then drove through the grass and struck the City Hall building. The traffic stop took place several blocks away from the accident scene.

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