A woman was arrested Monday for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a bus stop while allegedly driving drunk, police said.
Juneau Police Department dispatch received a call at 1:52 a.m. on Monday that a vehicle had crashed near Mendenhall Loop and Montana Creek roads, according to a JPD news release.
Responding officers found a single vehicle, significantly damaged, off the roadway, according to police. A bus shelter in the area appeared to have been struck by the automobile. There were no occupants of the vehicle that had remained on scene.
Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle at their residence and learned the vehicle had been driven most recently by Regina Marie Lederer Rinaldi, 29, who was also located at the residence, according to police. Additionally, police said officers learned Rinaldi had been drinking earlier, and lost control of the car while rounding a turn, causing it to crash.
Rinaldi was the sole occupant at the time and was not injured in the crash, according to police. She was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failing to provide immediate notice of the crash and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
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