Beatrice police arrested a woman accused crashing her car while driving under the influence and then leaving the scene.

At around 11 p.m. Saturday Beatrice police responded to the area of 15th and Garfield streets for a hit and run. Dispatch advised the suspect vehicle was last seen leaving the area westbound on Garfield Street and was a silver sedan with extreme damage to the front end.

The car hit a pickup parked by a curb in the area with enough force to push the truck over the curb and around 10 feet away from where it was initially parked.

The vehicle was found and was leaking radiator fluid. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver was identified as 21-year-old Helen Grupe.

Arrest documents state Grupe initially told police she had not been in a crash recently and that the damage had been there for some time. She allegedly lad watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

Documents state she had trouble standing after exiting the vehicle and eventually admitted to being involved in a wreck. She consented to a preliminary breath test, but declined to perform roadside maneuvers.

Grupe was arrested for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to maintain her lane.

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