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Possible hit and run incident leads to Elizabethton woman’s arrest

May 21st, 2013 4:02 pm by Staff Report

Possible hit and run incident leads to Elizabethton woman’s arrest

Linda C. Taylor

A woman was arrested on unrelated charges after two witnesses told Johnson City police she ran a stop sign and struck one of them while on his bike Friday afternoon.

Linda C. Taylor, 44, 716 W. G St., Elizabethton, was charged with fourth offense driving on a revoked license and failure to comply with the financial responsibility law, according to the report.

Witnesses Jerry Collins and Dakota Carr, who was on his bike, told police a woman driving a silver minivan struck Carr as he was crossing Hamilton Street and then fled from the scene.

Collins located the vehicle he suspected hit Carr parked at 601 W. Watauga Ave. Taylor was inside that vehicle, which was a silver 2000 Dodge Caravan, and Collins waved her over to him. 

According to the report, Collins told Taylor she had struck Carr with her vehicle and she denied it happened.

Police read Taylor her rights and she again denied she hit the bicyclist. She also told police she drove to do laundry and then to the possible crash scene. 

Based on that information, police did a license check and reportedly found Taylor’s license has been revoked for a year-old charge of driving under the influence.

According to the report, Taylor was arrested five days earlier for the same charge. She was also arrested for driving on a revoked license in February of this year and March of last year, police said.

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