POLICE BEAT

Corinth woman arrested after hit-and-run

Posted July 25, 2011, at 8:02 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Corinth driver who rear-ended a woman from Pennsylvania last week and then took off when the victim wanted to call police was stopped a short time later and arrested, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Amber Henriksen, 23, was driving a 2003 Chevy on Odlin Road on July 19 near the Elks Lodge when she reportedly ran into the back end of the 2008 Toyota from Pennsylvania.

“Henriksen got out and hugged the lady and when she said, ‘Let’s call the cops,’ Henriksen took off,” Edwards said.

Henriksen’s damaged vehicle was stopped a short time later, at around 5:30 p.m., near the corner of West Broadway and Union Street by Officer Steve Pelletier.

While Pelletier was questioning her about the crash, “she was crying hysterically,” Edwards said. “She was uncooperative and started screaming uncontrollably” when Pelletier told her she was under arrest.

Henriksen was arrested and charged with operating with a suspended or revoked license, failure to stop for a motor vehicle damage accident, refusing to submit to arrest and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs for a Flexeril pill found on her, Edwards said. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant.

She was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.

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