Police: Hit-and-run driver hits wife of Olympic runner
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -
Beaverton police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving the wife of a famous Olympian. Police said she was the victim, not the driver at fault.
Olympic runner Mohamed "Mo" Farah tweeted a picture of the damage to his wife's car on April 6. His wife, Tania Farah, was not seriously injured, but became wedged between two cars while waiting in a turn lane on Cornell Road at the intersection with NW 113th Avenue.
According to police, Tania Farah's car was waiting behind another car in the right-hand turn lane when another car smashed into her, causing her car to roll forward into the car ahead of her.
While exchanging information after the accident, the driver of the car that rear-ended Tania Farah left the scene, allegedly saying she needed to find her boyfriend who lived nearby. After 40 minutes had elapsed, officers began searching the area. An investigation led them to a home on NW 112th Avenue.
Inside, they found Darcie Dunn pretending to be asleep. Officers said she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and claimed not to know anything about the accident.
Dunn was arrested and charged with DUII. No one in the crash was seriously injured.
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