WPD: Woman arrested after crashing car into motel


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman is charged after police say she drove into a motel early Wednesday morning.

According to a Wilmington Police spokeswoman, officers responded to Wayne Drive around 1:45 a.m. after reports of a hit and run. The suspect left the scene in a car and as she was speeding away, drove into America’s Best Inn and Suites at Market Street and N. 30th Street.

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Once she hit the motel, officials say she got out of the car and tried to run away. Officers found her and she admitted to being highly intoxicated and smoking crack cocaine. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.1.

The suspect was identified as Sara Nakia Mitchell, 24, of Wilmington. She was charged with 2 counts Hit and Run, DWI, Open Container Violation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving with License Revoked.

Mitchell was arrested and placed under a $5,000 unsecured bond. She has since bonded out of jail.