Woman Arrested for Hit and Run After Her Car Calls Police
A Florida woman who tried to weasel her way out of responsibility for a hit and run was turned in by her car.
Police say Cathy Bernstein of Port St. Lucie, FL rear-ended another driver last week, then fled from the scene. However, her car was equipped with a service that detects accidents and calls emergency services.
Bernstein told police and a representative with Ford that there had been no accident and that she was fine. Police went to her home anyway, where they discovered her car had sustained significant damage to the front-end and that an airbag had deployed. They also found paint from the vehicle that had been hit from behind.
Bernstein continued to deny any involvement, saying she'd hit a tree. However, she eventually confessed. She was arrested and charged with hit and run and later bonded out of jail for $3,750.
Here's the real kicker, though: police later discovered that Bernstein was fleeing the scene of another accident when she rear-ended the other car.