Police: Woman who caused, fled 2 DUI crashes left infant child home alone

Katie Elizabeth Hall (Deschutes County jail/Submitted photo)

A Bend woman who allegedly caused a DUI hit-and-run crash near downtown before crashing her car near the Bend Parkway on Sunday night had allegedly left her infant child home alone.

Katie Elizabeth Hall, 26, is in Deschutes County Jail on suspicion of child neglect, felony DUI, hit and run, reckless endangering and reckless driving.

She was arrested by Bend Police on Sunday night after fleeing the scene of two crashes she allegedly caused. The first involved three other vehicles at the intersection of NW Olney and NW Wall Street and was reported to 911 at 8:24 p.m. Hall allegedly drove off but crashed facing the wrong way on the southbound exit from the Parkway at Revere Avenue, and fled the scene on foot, according to a release by the Bend Police Department. Another 911 caller provided a description of the woman and a trooper with Oregon State Police spotted her nearby.

Once she was in custody, officers learned she had an infant child at home. Police searched her home and discovered a 2-month-old child unattended on the hardwood floor. It appeared the child might have fallen from the bed where it had been left unattended, according to police.

The child did not require medical care.

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