ALCOA (WATE) – A Maryville woman was discovered hiding in a doghouse after police say she hit two parked cars and a pedestrian with her vehicle.
Nissa Broadway, 28, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, driving on a revoked driver’s license, vehicular assault and violation of the implied consent law.
The Alcoa Police Department says it was called to a home on Grant Street about a car crash with injury. Bystanders pointed out an orange Saturn parked on Hemlock Street with heavy front end damage. The driver had fled the scene.
Officers say they were told that the vehicle, while traveling on Grant Street, had hit a parked Toyota Corolla, knocking it off the roadway. The Saturn then went across the street and hit a Toyota Camry that was also parked on the street.
A neighbor heard the crash and came outside. She went to the Saturn and tried to help the driver, later identified as Broadway, as she was exiting the car. The neighbor said Broadway was bleeding from the mouth and asked that the police not be called because she didn’t have a license.
The neighbor told officers Broadway then got back into her car and backed up, hitting the neighbor and knocking her to the ground. The neighbor hit her head and injured her leg.
Broadway then drove off, driving through the yard of a home on the corner of Grant Street and Hemlock Street.
A K-9 officer began tracking the suspect. Broadway was found hiding in a doghouse in the backyard of a home on Hemlock Street. Police say she had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. She was unsteady on her feet and had to be held up to walk to the roadway.
Broadway admitted she had been drinking, but would not say what she had to drink or how much.
Paramedics said they were told Broadway had just left a bar and had taken a Percocet. She was taken to UT Medical Center where she is listed in serious condition.