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Woman charged with DWI in deputy-involved wreck

Posted February 10, 2009
Updated February 11, 2009

— An 18-year-old woman is facing a driving while impaired charge for a Tuesday afternoon wreck a car she was driving and involving a Wake County sheriff's deputy's county-owned vehicle.

Raleigh police said the deputy tried to stop Hannah Lee Ritz at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Ebenezer Church Road. Ritz didn't stop and hit the deputy's cruiser, police said.

According to the wreck report, police suspected Ritz, of 6209 N. Hills Drive, in Raleigh, was under the influence of drugs at the time of the wreck.

No one was injured.


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  • please-stand-by Feb 11, 2009

    Total downer! Maybe she'll see Amy W., LiLo & Britney in rehab.

  • Proud Airman Feb 11, 2009

    OOPS!!! I hate when that happens.

  • Killian Feb 11, 2009

    Hannah Lee?

    Was she puffing the magic dragon too?

  • 68_polara Feb 11, 2009

    Her insurance company will frown on her for that one.

  • Z Man Feb 11, 2009

    Bummer - what a way to ruin a good buzz.