Woman facing DWI charges in serious northeast Charlotte hit-and-run

Woman facing DWI charges in serious northeast Charlotte hit-and-run
Juarez (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
Juarez (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman is facing multiple charges after police say she hit a man riding a bicycle in northeast Charlotte early Friday morning and drove off.

It happened around 12:50 a.m. on Matheson Ave. near N. Tryon Street, shutting the area down for a time.

The bicyclist, a 29-year-old man, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Tamara Juarez, 23, was arrested after her damaged Toyota Camry was found less than two miles from the scene.

Police say they found the Camry after someone called regarding a vehicle with a damaged windshield and a flat tire on N Tryon Street.

Detectives interviewed Juarez and charged her with felony hit-and-run, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, open container and failure to reduce speed to avoid collision.

Officers responded to a hit-and-run less than 300 yards away Thursday morning, on W 30th Street near the intersection with N. Tryon St.

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