Police arrest hit-run driver suspected of injuring pedestrian

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: January 20, 2012, 9:45 AM

 
photoJessica Pyper, 24, of Vancouver

Police on Thursday arrested a 24-year-old driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk and fled the scene.

The accident occurred about 6:35 p.m. Jan. 9 at East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Neals Lane, near Evergreen Park.

The pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed life-threatening, according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department.

Officers found the vehicle Jessica Pyper allegedly drove unoccupied in a nearby parking lot.

Pyper also spells her name Piper, the bulletin said.

Those who know where Pyper is are asked to call Officer Steve Donahue at 360-772-2376.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.