(June 14, 2019) Heather Draper, 24, of New Castle, Delaware was arrested for a host of traffic offenses, including DUI, neglecting to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk and failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury on Sunday about 3 p.m.
Police said while still in the midst of responding to the Baltimore Avenue and 23rd Street area for a crash involving a pedestrian, the suspected vehicle was spotted heading north on Coastal Highway and pulled over at 53rd Street.
According to the police report, the driver, later identified as Draper, was traveling north on Baltimore Avenue and struck a pedestrian in the marked crosswalk by 23rd Street.
Police said the victim was not fatally injured but did have several teeth knocked loose and was later taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
Police said when they talked to Draper, she allegedly acknowledged hitting a pedestrian but claimed the victim ran away following the incident.
Draper reportedly told police she stopped for several minutes after the accident but failed to call 911 and then continued north on Baltimore Avenue before eventually being detained at 53rd Street.
According to the police report, Draper was allegedly unable to perform field sobriety tests satisfactorily and subsequently registered a .15 blood alcohol concentration.
Draper was released the following day after posting $6,500 bond with a trial yet still to be determined.