Posted 2 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A North Platte woman has been charged after she went on a reckless ride Thursday evening.
At around 6:00 p.m., a witness contacted police and advised that a vehicle had sideswiped a parked car in the 1400 block of West Philip, then fled the scene.
Investigator John Deal said the witness was able to give a description of the vehicle, including the license plate number. The witness said the vehicle then went the wrong way on the one-way, and struck a utility pole.
An officer was able to locate the vehicle parked in the Wendy’s parking lot, 1202 South Jeffers Street.
A female identified Victoria Winder was observed standing outside the vehicle, looking it over.
According to Deal, Winder admitted that she had been driving the vehicle, and indicated that she thought she may have hit something.
Officers learned that Winder had taken several prescription medications, and appeared to be under the influence. Deal said Winder was given a series of field sobriety maneuvers, which she failed.
A Nebraska State Patrol drug recognition expert was called to the scene, and determined that Winder was under the influence of drugs, likely her own prescription medication.
Winder was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident.
Deal the vehicle Winder hit sustained about $500 worth of damage, and her vehicle suffered approximately $1,000 in damage.