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PD: Woman arrested for hitting pedestrians, vehicles with her car at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford

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Shelby Coughlin wwas arrested after she hit two pedestrians and multiple vehicles after leaving a concert on Friday night. (Wallingford Police Department) Shelby Coughlin wwas arrested after she hit two pedestrians and multiple vehicles after leaving a concert on Friday night. (Wallingford Police Department)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut woman was arrested after she hit two pedestrians and multiple vehicles after leaving a concert on Friday night.

After the Rick Ross concert had let out at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford around 11:30 p.m., officers were called to a disturbance in the VIP parking lot, which is located at 95 South Turnpike Rd.

Upon arrival, officers located a pedestrian, who had been hit by a motor vehicle. The driver, who was later identified as 24-year-old, Milford resident Shelby Coughlin, was trying to flee the scene.

Police said Coughlin hit a second pedestrian while trying to flee the scene. Coughlin continued driving at "a high rate of speed" and crashed into six vehicles during her attempt to flee the Oakdale Theater, police added.

Officers, who were working the security detail at the concert, ran alongside the vehicle as they tried to stop it. Eventually, one officer broke the window of the vehicle with his hand and police were able to take Coughlin into custody.

Three people, the two pedestrians, and a person in one of the struck vehicles were transported to a local hospital for "minor injuries." The officer who broke the window also went to the hospital to receive stitches for his hand, police said. 

During her arrest, police said Coughlin bite a female officer, which caused a "minor injury." She also "repeatedly kicked inside damaging the police cruiser's rear door and attached speed radar unit" while being transported to headquarters, police said.

Coughlin was charged with driving while intoxicated, evading responsibility, reckless driving, disobeying an officer's signal, criminal attempt assault 2nd degree with a motor vehicle, assault on a police officer, second-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Coughlin is being held on a $5,000 bond. She is expected to be arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on June 30.

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