Woman accused of hit-and-run, DUI, assaulting state trooper

A woman without a driver’s license drove drunk with dogs in her car on North Whidbey, struck a car she was tailgating, tried to flee and spit on the trooper who pulled her over on June 17, according to court documents.

Victoria Contreras-Misemaji, 18, of Burlington, now faces charges in Island County Superior Court.

Prosecutors charged her June 19 with assault in the third degree, two counts of hit and run, DUI, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol received a report of a hit-and-run accident on Highway 20 near Troxell Road. He saw a car that matched the description of the fleeing vehicle tailgating a black SUV and attempted a traffic stop near the Liberty Market.

After activating his emergency lights, the black SUV slowed to move to the shoulder; the gold Honda driven by Contreras-Misemaji struck the SUV, but continued without stopping, said the trooper’s report on the incident.

The trooper was able to pull Contreras-Misemaji over on Ault Field Road. She had two dogs in the car; the vehicle smelled of alcohol and she appeared disheveled, the trooper wrote.

Contreras-Misemaji refused to do roadside sobriety tests and later refused the breath test; she became aggressive, the trooper wrote, resisting being handcuffed and refusing to sit in the patrol car.

Contreras-Misemaji spit on the trooper’s face and shoulders, the report states.

She had a California identification but has never had a driver’s license, court documents say.

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