A Leavenworth woman was arrested Thursday night after she allegedly drove her car into a man, pinning him against the outside wall of a motel, a police spokesman said.
The incident was reported at 11:47 p.m. Thursday at Super 8, 303 Montana Court. Police responded to what was described as a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they saw that a vehicle had crashed into the side of the building, according Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
He said the suspect, a 46-year-old woman, reportedly had been drinking at Trails End Lounge, 3011 S. Fourth St., with a 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old man. She and the two men left in her vehicle. They apparently intended to go to another bar.
“There was an argument in the vehicle over gas money,” Nicodemus said.
The woman stopped the car in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 390 Limit St.
Both of the men got out of the vehicle. And the suspect alleged one of the men stole her purse.
The suspect followed the two men to the motel where she allegedly pinned the 27-year-old man against the building with the car.
“She called the police,” Nicodemus said.
The deputy chief said the woman called to report the theft of her purse. He said she provided information to officers about what happened.
She reportedly had retrieved her purse before contacting the police. The two men denied taking the purse.
The man who reportedly had been pinned against the building was able to free himself. He suffered injuries to his left leg and an abrasion to his left elbow. He refused medical treatment at the scene, according to Nicodemus.
“There was about $3,000 worth of damage to the building,” the deputy chief said.
The suspect was arrested for allegations of aggravated battery, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and criminal damage to property.
Nicodemus believes the 2011 Chevrolet Impala the woman had been driving was a rental car.