On Dec. 25 at 1:25 p.m., Arlington police were dispatched to South Glebe Road and 24th Street South for a report of a crash with injury.
As officers arrived on the scene, one of the vehicles involved in the incident began to flee, police said. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off at a high rate of speed, police said.
Officers followed at a distance, where they witnessed the vehicle strike another vehicle at the intersection of South Glebe Road and South Walter Reed Drive, causing extensive damage, police said. The suspect exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.
The driver of the initial crash sustained injuries that were described as minor.
The suspect – 25-year-old Meghan Smith of Falls Church – was charged with two counts of hit-and-run and single counts of eluding and abuse and neglect of a child, and was issued summonses for improper registration and no insurance. She was held on a secured bond.