Woman arrested after alleged hit-and-run
From Staff Reports
A 30-year-old Maryville woman was arrested on charges of DUI and driving on a revoked license Thursday after allegedly striking another vehicle in a gas station parking lot and fleeing the scene.
Mariah Leann Moore, 30, Lively Road, Maryville, was being held in lieu of $1,500 bond pending a 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court. She was also cited with proof of insurance violation.
Alcoa Police were dispatched to the Armona Trailer Park following a reported collision in the parking lot of the Marathon gas station at 1910 Louisville Road, Louisville. Police were advised that the accident was a hit and run and that the victims had followed the suspect to a residence in the trailer park, according to an Alcoa Police report.
The first officer on scene said he observed a woman in a green jacket attempting to walk toward a trailer and noticed two individuals pointing at the subject. When officers approached the woman, later identified as Moore, and asked her what happened, she said she was in her trailer when she heard someone honking their horn. She said she went outside to see what was going on.
Moore said she never drove or left the trailer all day. Police said they smelled alcohol on her.
The two victims at the scene, a 25-year-old Maryville woman and 31-year-old Maryville man, told officers they were standing near the pumps at the gas station when Moore backed her Cadillac into the side of their Lexus. Moore then attempted to flee the scene and the two followed her, they said.
When Moore arrived outside her residence, the two said she backed into the trailer. Officers noted damage on Moore’s car as well as rust transfer consistent with her metal bumper striking the trailer hitch of the residence.
The two also said Moore apologized for hitting their car, advised she did not have insurance and begged them not to call the police.
Officers who responded to the gas station spoke with a cashier who confirmed that Moore had just been in the store prior to the incident.
As a result, officer asked Moore to perform field sobriety tests and officers determined that she had been driving under the influence. She was arrested on a charge of DUI second offense after officers confirmed a previous DUI conviction just three months earlier.