A Culver woman was arrested Jan. 15 after she was allegedly seen intentionally driving her 2011 Kia Sportage into parked vehicles at a Redmond car dealership, according to a Redmond Police news release.
Vanessa Hancock, 37, is accused of intentionally using her Kia to ram several parked vehicles that were for sale at a dealership she was having an ongoing civil dispute with, police said. She caused damage to six vehicles and nearly hit two employees of the dealership, which police did not disclose the name of at the request of the dealership, police said.
Hancock left the dealership on S. Highway 97 and continued shedding parts on the road, police said. After calls to dispatch said Hancock was seen near the intersection of NW Sixth Street and NW Maple Avenue, police said Hancock was arrested at a “high risk” stop in the parking lot near Petco on NW Sixth Street after they received reports she might be suicidal. Police said the claims Hancock was suicidal were later found to be inaccurate.
Hancock was taken to Deschutes County jail and faces charges of reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, first-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor failure to perform the duties of a driver involved in an accident, police said.