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Bellingham police arrest woman in hit and run of 12-year-old

Video: Suspect in Bellingham hit and run appears in court

Ann Marie Loeuy, 36, appears at Whatcom County Superior Court in the Whatcom County Jail on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. She was arrested on suspicion of hit and run resulting in the injury of a 12-year-old boy, among other charges.
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Ann Marie Loeuy, 36, appears at Whatcom County Superior Court in the Whatcom County Jail on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. She was arrested on suspicion of hit and run resulting in the injury of a 12-year-old boy, among other charges.

A woman has been arrested after police say she hit a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle with her car, dropped him off at school, and then drove away Tuesday morning, Oct. 6.

Ann Marie Loeuy, 36, was driving without a valid license when she hit the boy near the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Cherrywood Avenue on Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, said Sgt. Ken Brown. The boy had minor injuries to his leg and a cut on his face as a result of the collision.

Loeuy put the boy and the bike in her car and dropped him off at Shuksan Middle School, a couple of blocks away, police said. The boy went to the school nurse. School officials called 911 and the boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was not seriously injured. He was not identified by police.

Traffic officers conducting the investigation wanted to know why the woman drove away so soon after the crash. The next day, around 11 a.m., police received a phone call from a witness that led them to Loeuy.

When police contacted Loeuy, she initially denied knowledge of the collision, Brown said. Later, after more questioning, she admitted to hitting the boy with her car, and then driving away because she panicked, Brown said.

Officers placed her under arrest on suspicion of hit and run resulting in injury, negligent driving in the second degree with a vulnerable user victim, and driving without a valid license.

Reach Wilson Criscione at 360-756-2803 or wilson.criscione@bellinghamherald.com.

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