A 24-year-old Billings woman fled from the scene of a two-vehicle accident in the Heights while her two passengers were transported to the hospital Thursday evening.

Sgt. Matt Brewer said two 24 year old men, both of Billings, were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries at about 4:30 p.m.

Brewer said the woman was driving a Chrysler mini-van southbound on Aronson Avenue when she failed to yield right-of-way to a Chevrolet pickup truck heading northbound. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Aronson and Alkali Creed Road.

Nobody in the truck was injured, Brewer said.

The woman led police on a foot-chase but was arrested shortly after at the Boothill Inn for drunken-driving.

Brewer declined to release the woman's name.

Managing editor at The Billings Gazette.

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Dr Livingston
Dr Livingston

Wow, Its the 5:00 hour, still early, too early to be drunk and then to wreck and have an accident? I hope the judge throws the book at this one. Age 24, too young to be doing this. It could have been way worse! Teach this woman a lesson, one that she will learn, and never be behind the wheel of an automobile under the influence again!!!

Lady Montana

I am hoping all involved are okay. I can offer two scenarios for this...either she was drunk and didn't want a DUI, or she didn't have insurance...either way, this little miss is kind of screwed.

ruby

Just where did she think she was going to go and how was she going to get away with it? Likely the car was registered to her and if not, I highly doubt she grabbed her purse. Hopefully she actually gets a tough sentence!!!

right angle

Maybe the perp smacked her pumpkin adding to her drunken confusion and wandered off. Another BUZZKILL!!

R U Kidding

Probably another wannabe thug flying Raider colors in her back window.

nm

Hate to admit it but I thought the same thing.

Bliss406

Being a Raiders fan makes someone a wannabe thug?

shnappleman

those are some northern cheyenne plates.....

Bullride21
Bullride21

Californians I'm sure!

rainbowed
rainbowed

Drugs, what fun, eh kids...

Good to see big brother is "protecting" us. Maybe we need to go back to prohibition days. {end sarcasm font}

imtnshp
imtnshp

Is that all you know how to say? I see this same repetetive comment in many of your posts and just fyi, its annoying. Not everyone in every instance is on "drugs".. You know what they say about assumptions.. Just saying.

rainbowed
rainbowed

"The woman led police on a foot-chase but was arrested shortly after at the Boothill Inn for DRUNKEN-DRIVING."

Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/woman-leaves-scene-of-vehicle-crash-in-heights/article_58eea76f-d1b8-51be-b063-6684e25ac131.html#ixzz2CPJ3ThH2

As annoying as people doing this crap over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, while we sit on our rears waiting for big brother or christ claus to fix it?

69Ford

And yet another model Montana citizen bites the dust.

rainbowed
rainbowed

If only. It wasn't a great day in Montana, or even a pretty good day. She will most likely be back in the news...

csprmtn

Aronson/Alkali Intersection -6-, John/Jane Q. Public -0-

fidlr

Can't run fast or smart when you're drunk, but that doesen't stop them from trying over and over and over again. And they all get caught.Even by fat cops. And even when nearly successful can you say K-9?

MTMOMMY254
MTMOMMY254

I just want to add that I am the wife of the man in the vehicle that was hit. Our two little children were also in the car, 2 & 5, they have minor scrapes and bruises, and are fine. What kind of person hits a car and runs! I hope she gets jail time!!!!

fearisnotafactor

I am sorry to hear that! We still have to admit that there is a serious drinking and driving problem in Montana. My question is this. How many have to die or be injured before our way of thinking changes? Come on, in the paper everyday, I see 5th and 5th DUI's being handed out. In other states 2nd DUI you are history? Why not here?

bees
bees

Mtmom254--- thank God (yes! I mean God!) Your babies and husband were not hurt!! Sadly, she probably has no insurance and you are going to have to cough up the deductible for the wreck!! I agree! Action has to happen for all these people who get off these things with little to no consequences!! Why do we have to wait for a major tragedy like your family!! (My 5 little grands live up there - so the idea of drunks driving at 5 pm infuriates me!!) And then cowardly and drunkenly sloshing away!! So glad she was caught -- why her name was not released is beyond me - unless she is under 16!

rainbowed
rainbowed

Which god? www.godchecker.com

I think I would shop for a bigger and better god, one that could prevent the accident rather than just protect you from injuries.

csprmtn

rainbowed...have you been living in a cave? Why, it's all part of (His)"Grand-Plan"! I have to question a "God" that would intentionally let/make anyone suffer. And I'm supposed to have compassion for my "fellow-man", while he "teaches" us those lessons? Ok...I hope you didn't take it the way it sounds, but.....just saying.

rainbowed
rainbowed

csprmtn - no, I haven't been living in a cave. I've been out here in the world chuckling at the various religious beliefs and the funny things their comments say about their gods. Not sure what "grand-plan" you are talking about, I've heard many different versions. Which brand are you talking about? I'm guessing it must be one of the 38,000+ christian ones since we're living in America.

Sasse

You're a bore. Get a life already. When you spend so much time criticizing others' beliefs, it shows your own are on shaky ground.

goldstd69
goldstd69

no worries...the local judges will laugh it off and do nothing as usual

ruby

We get it rainbowed, you are atheist!!! It doesn't hurt you or have any impact on your daily life if others want to believe in a higher power of their choice. Move on with your garbage already. Let them have whatever faith they want!!!

rainbowed
rainbowed

Actually, I'm not an atheist, but it is better to be called an atheist than a christian. Tell you what, quit marketing your christian organic fertilizer and I'll be quiet on the subject. They are free to have any faith they want, just as I am free to talk about it. You are free to ignore me hon.

Sasse

Yes!

rainbowed
rainbowed

You know she would have a great deal more credibility if she demanded the same respect for atheistic beliefs. This is why christians only sound like such whiners.

right angle


now why can't I get my points of view in? Billings Gazette is it because your staff espec ially the comment moderator a bunch of Mormon Salt Lake City God Worshippers?

ruby

Rainbowed~ I market nothing. I am simply saying that you don't get the right to degrade them for their beliefs. If they want to offer prayers or say "thank god", it harms you none. Just as I am free to ignore you, you most certainly can ignore those posts rather than spread your snarky dribble around.

fearisnotafactor

Amen - Ruby! Well Spoken!

rainbowed
rainbowed

Not even if I blame it on god?

Look, we get it, you want special rights for christians. Good luck with that.

rainbowed
rainbowed

Let's see if we can get past whining about "degrading" and get to some facts with the situation.

So god can "protect" these people from getting physically hurt in the accident, yet he can't prevent the accident in the first place? Why would he let innocent people suffer the loss of a pickup, and peace of mind? Will he take away the mental trauma these children will likely endure from this event? The nightmares? The fear of traveling in a car? Or maybe we can find some insight in the bible. Maybe dad did something bad, and god is punishing him? Or maybe the kids did something really bad and god is punishing them? Or maybe god is punishing the kids for something bad mom and dad did? Who knows, god "works" in mysterious ways.

As Ruby and many others here have demonstrated, it is not hard to get to wanting to kill cartoonists for making fun of our god if we don't allow questioning of our beliefs. If god did protect these people, nothing I could say would ever change it. Prove me wrong.

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