Police: DUI hit-and-run suspect flashes officers, tries to get away

2013-09-03T19:25:00Z 2013-09-04T00:34:04Z Police: DUI hit-and-run suspect flashes officers, tries to get awayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 03, 2013 7:25 pm  • 

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso woman faces a long list of charges after police said she was drunk when involved in a hit-and-run accident, flashed an officer investigating the incident and tried to run from an officer after being handcuffed.

Kelly Hansen, 31, faced initial counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, public indecency, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police were called about 10:40 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Vail Drive for a reported hit and run crash.

Police said two witnesses saw a white car strike another car and drive down the road to another house.

Police said they found the car Hansen was driving down the street from the vehicle that was damaged. Police found damage and paint transferred from the victim's vehicle on Hansen's car.

Police found Hansen inside a home and said she made several inconsistent statements about her actions that night. Police said she did say she drove from a nearby bar to the home on Vail Drive.

Police said they asked Hansen to perform sobriety tests, but Hansen would not cooperate. Instead, she pulled down the front of her shirt to expose her breasts and stuck out her tongue, according to police.

Hansen then tried walking away, police said, refusing the sobriety tests and refusing to submit to a portable breath test.

Hansen was placed in handcuffs and began to yell. She reportedly tried pulling away from officers. When placed in a squad car, she damaged a scanner in the vehicle.

She was taken to Porter Regional Hospital where she tried to kick hospital staff members and police, officers said.

She was then taken to Porter County Jail.

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