2 women charged after accident in Brooklyn Park

November 15, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

County police arrested a Brooklyn Park woman Saturday and charged her with hindering investigators at an accident scene. A Baltimore woman was arrested on drunken-driving charges stemming from the accident.

The accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. in the 5300 block of Brookwood Road in Brooklyn Park when a 1986 Ford truck hit a 1994 Chevrolet while backing into a parking space.

Traci Gundacker, the owner of the car, told police she heard the crash and her car alarm, and ran outside her house with friends.

She said a man in the passenger seat got out, gave her a business card, then he and a woman walked into a nearby house, police said.

When officers arrived, Ms. Gundacker directed them to the house, where a second woman answered the door. The first woman told police she was driving home from a bar when she hit Ms. Gundacker's car, police said.

Police said they believed that the man was the driver and asked the second woman if they could search the house for him. She refused. When the officers asked again, she insisted that the man was not there. Later, she said he had been there, but had left, police said. Minutes later, officers saw the man, who was not identified, leave the house.

Police said Linda Jean Ribblett, 31, of the 5600 block of Chatham Road in Baltimore was charged with driving while intoxicated. Casey J. Decker, 36, who answered the door, was charged with hindering a police investigation.

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