Woman charged with hit and run

A Monroe woman was charged June 9 for a hit and run on West California Avenue at Gilman Street in Ruston.

Around 9 p.m., a Ruston Police officer responded to a call about a hit and run at Gilman Street, and the complainant described the vehicle as a box-style vehicle with damage to the driver’s side. A short time later, a motorist notified RPF of a vehicle driving through the southside McDonald’s which appeared to have been in an accident.

Another officer later located the vehicle at the Exxon Station. Officers noted that the vehicle appeared to have fresh damage on the driver’s side and that a piece of the quarter panel was flaring outward. The officer advised the driver to the reason for the inquiry. The officer sent pictures of the vehicle to the complainant, who positively identified the vehicle.

The driver, Veronia Brown, 32, denied any involvement and stated that the damage was old damage. She was booked on a hit and run charge at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bond was set at $1,500.

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