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Police: Monessen woman was drunk when she hit parked cars, person in North Belle Vernon

Renatta Signorini

A Monessen woman allegedly was intoxicated Monday when she hit several parked cars, lost a wheel on her SUV and hit a woman who tried to get her to stop driving through North Belle Vernon, according to police.

Sarah Elizabeth Kolenc, 27, is charged with aggravated assault, driving under the influence and related offenses.

Police were called to Broad Avenue just before 7 p.m. for a report of three parked vehicles being hit by a Kia Sorento. Officers tracked down the SUV several blocks away at the intersection of Spring and Stewart alleys, according to court papers.

A woman was standing in front of the Kia and officers heard the driver, identified as Kolenc, threaten to “run her over,” police said. The woman told police the Kia was traveling a few miles per hour when it hit her upper legs.

Witnesses told investigators they saw Kolenc hit three vehicles on Broad Avenue and lose a tire a couple blocks away. Police said there was road damage from the wheel on Henry Street and Spring and Stewart alleys.

Kolenc smelled of alcohol and was combative while police unsuccessfully tried to have her perform field sobriety tests, according to court papers. She had blood drawn at a hospital, police said.

The woman who reported being hit by the SUV was checked out by paramedics and declined to be hospitalized.

Kolenc was arraigned Tuesday morning and was jailed on $25,000 bail. She did not have an attorney listed in online court papers. An Oct. 21 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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