- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a St. Augustine woman suspected in a hit-an-run incident that injured a deputy.

The Florida Highway Patrol tells media outlets 31-year-old Gwendolyn D. Hughes was booked Saturday on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash with injury and property damage.

Officials say Hughes ran a red light and collided with a patrol car driven by deputy Thomas Bickhart at about 2:15 a.m. New Year’s Day. Bickhart sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital Friday.

Authorities say Hughes fled the scene.

The sheriff’s office received a tip Saturday about a car with front-end damage being towed. The car matched the description of the suspected vehicle.

Hughes later admitted to the crime and was booked. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.


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