Pedestrian hit, but car's description led WSP to this driver

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An Oak Harbor woman was arrested after hitting a pedestrian and driving away early Sunday in downtown Bellingham, police said.

Bellingham Police Lt. Don Almer said the victim, a 21-year-old Oak Harbor man, was taken to St. Joseph hospital after the 2 a.m. Sunday incident in the 1200 block of Railroad Avenue.

Almer said the victim suffered "substantial bodily harm, including a suspected brain bleed."

His condition wasn't immediately known.

Kayla Dru Pollard, 24, was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of hit and run accident/injury and vehicular assault , a class B felony under Washington state law.

Pollard posted bail and was released Monday, jail records show.

Almer said police broadcast a description of the suspect's car, and a Washington State Patrol trooper detained a woman driving a similar car in the Sunnyland neighborhood near James and Texas streets.

State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said Pollard's silver KIA had Texas plates.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty