Custody Hand off Ends with Woman Being Struck by Car
According to court and police records, a witness to the incident claims suspect driver was heard laughing loudly before she struck woman with her car.
Thursday night, around 7PM Kennewick Police were called to a parking lot about a hit and run car vs. pedestrian accident.
Police did not say where it occurred, but apparently was a followup to a child custody handoff. That's where two sets of parents return/pickup a child or children depending upon what their custody time is.
Police and court records indicate the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Christian Flores, hit a woman, knocking her down with her car.
Police said Flores was at the scene with her boyfriend, when the child's father said he didn't want to do the exchange. Police didn't say if he wanted to keep the child, or not take them. He then reportedly told her to leave the area.
It appears it may have been the latter, because a short time later Flores and the victim found themselves in the same area. The woman told police she was trying to get her child. She told police she heard loud laughing coming from inside Flores' car before she gunned the engine, striking the woman. When she fell, she may have broken her arm, said Police. She was taken to an area hospital.
Flores did not check on her, left the scene and was later located and arrested at her home. Her bail has been set at $10,000. The investigation continues.
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