Police: Drunk woman hits patrol car, drives off and hits another car

Police: Drunk woman hits patrol car, drives off and hits another car


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SALT LAKE CITY — An intoxicated woman allegedly drove into a parked police car, then hit a street sign and another car while trying to drive away early Friday morning.

Anna Elizabeth Maus, 21, was arrested for investigation of failing to stop at the command of an officer, leaving the scene of an accident, DUI and a traffic infraction.

About 2:30 a.m., Maus hit a Salt Lake City police patrol car that was parked near 125 S. E Street, according to a police affidavit.

“The patrol vehicle had the hazard yellow lights operating on the light bar at the time. The patrol vehicle was struck so hard it was disabled,” the affidavit states.

An officer inside the car was not seriously injured.

As Maus tried to leave the scene of that crash, she struck “a traffic sign off of the roadway and then hit into another parked vehicle that was unoccupied,” according to the affidavit.

Another officer pulled up behind Maus in a patrol car flashing its red-and-blue lights, but she took off again, the affidavit states.

“Anna then eventually stopped for several other Salt Lake City police vehicles at 400 South 900 East and was taken into custody. Anna was found to be under the influence of alcohol and blew a .169 into the intoxilyzer,” police reported.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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