Crazy Hit and Run, Literally, in Logan Circle Saturday Night

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I just witnessed a ridiculous hit-and-run accident in Logan Circle. We were walking our dog in the circle around 1:15am when we noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee speeding and screeching around the circle. After exiting the circle onto 13th St. southbound, the Jeep slammed into the sedan stopped at a red light at O St. When my husband and I came to help/get the license plate info, the driver tried backing up over the median to flee the scene, but was unable to get away. My husband then grabbed the keys from the driver. The driver jumped out of the car, screaming belligerently, and ran off down 13th St., leaving her incomprehensibly drunk husband in the passenger’s seat…a literal hit-and-run! We called the cops and they arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. Not sure what will happen with this couple–probably just a hefty fine–but I’m glad they didn’t hurt anyone. Good reminder to NEVER drive drunk, kiddos!

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