VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A woman who Daytona Beach Shores police said left a man badly hurt in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday was arrested Friday night, according to the agency.
Lauren Meyers, 33, was found and arrested at a Daytona Beach restaurant after law enforcement received a tip on her whereabouts, according to a news release.
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A warrant was issued Friday for Meyers after she left the scene of the crash in front of the Winn-Dixie Plaza on South Atlantic Avenue, police said.
On dashcam video, Meyers can allegedly be seen striking the side of a car as she exits the plaza’s parking lot, police said. The impact directed the second car into a bus stop where a husband and wife were standing, and the husband reportedly pushed the wife out of harm’s way, according to police.
The wife suffered minor injuries in the crash and the husband was hospitalized with a serious head injury, police said.
Leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury is a second-degree felony based on the victim’s injuries, according to the release. Meyers is also charged with tampering with evidence, police said.
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