Woman crashes into Cornelius City Hall
A 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.
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.
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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