Romulus woman charged in hit-and-run that injured boy

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Westland — A woman faces multiple charges after a hit-and-run Saturday evening left an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Romulus resident Kimberly Garrett, 38, is accused of hitting the young pedestrian and fleeing the scene around 8:15 p.m. Saturday on Darwin near Delton Court, police said. Illegal narcotics appeared to contribute to the incident, police said.

The boy was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, police said. Officials said they had no update on his condition early Tuesday.

Police were able to arrest Garrett shortly after the crash with help from witnesses who followed her as she fled into Romulus, Officer Robert Fruit said Tuesday.

“Two witnesses who saw the accident followed her and were on the phone with 911 operators,” he said. “They gave them an update on where they were following her car to.”

Garrett was arraigned Monday in 18th District Court on felony operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, felony reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function, felony failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death, and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated/second offense.

Bond was set at $500,000, police said. Garrett is due back in court July 2 for a probable cause hearing.

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