LANCASTER – A woman suspected of driving under the influence, hitting a pedestrian and then fleeing the scene was captured Tuesday night thanks to witnesses who followed the vehicle more than 15 miles and directed deputies to its location, authorities said.
Shannon Law, 33, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence with injuries. She is suspected of causing a collision that critically injured a pedestrian just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of 10th Street West and Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Sergeant David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates a pedestrian was crossing Avenue I, in the crosswalk, when he was struck by a Honda Odyssey driven by the suspect,” Jennings said.
The suspect’s vehicle was headed westbound on Avenue I when it attempted to make a northbound turn onto 10th Street West, striking the pedestrian, according to Jennings.
“[The suspect’s vehicle] made that turn from the No. 3 lane because there was a car in the turn lane waiting for the pedestrian to clear the crosswalk,” Jennings said.
The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 40s, sustained massive head and torso injuries and was transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to Jennings.
“The suspect immediately fled the scene but was followed by witnesses who directed deputies to the area of 140th Street West at Lancaster Road,” Jennings said.
Law was located, taken into custody without incident, and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $100,000 bail.