Police Arrest Woman Suspected of Post-Funk Parade Hit-and-Runs

by Tim Regan May 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm 1 Comment

police car(Updated at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday) D.C. Police have announced the arrest of a woman they say drove into multiple people and vehicles across the city Saturday evening.

Donnie Lannett Bean, 47, was behind the wheel of a car when she hit “multiple” pedestrians and vehicles in the first and third police districts on Saturday, May 7, starting at approximately 6:20 p.m., according to authorities.

Several of the collisions occurred near areas packed with Funk Parade attendees. Police charged Bean with “leaving after colliding” offenses at the following locations:

  • 900 Block of W St. NW
  • 500 Block of Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • 2000 Block of 10th St. NW
  • 2100 Block of 8th St. NW
  • 800 Block of T St. NW
  • 2000 Block of Georgia Ave. NW
  • 900 Block of Rhode Island Ave. NW

All of the pedestrians hit by Bean sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said. Authorities did not immediately say how many pedestrians Bean allegedly drove into.

Additionally, police said Bean drove into several cars, causing the occupants to sustain “no injuries or… non-life-threatening injuries.” Bean also hit two police vehicles, authorities said, “and the occupants sustained non-life threatening injuries.”

Bean was arrested on the 1300 block of V St. NW and charged with “multiple crimes including assault on a police officer and leaving after colliding,” authorities said.

Several Borderstan readers reported hit-and-run collisions near U Street around the time police say the crimes occurred:

Local journalist Alan Henney also tweeted about the hit-and-runs:

Bean’s attorney, Stephanie Johnson, declined to comment.


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