xyz Hanford police

HANFORD — After arguing with her boyfriend at a Halloween party, an intoxicated woman drove off with his truck, hit another car and returned to the party with the damaged truck, police said.

The woman, 24-year-old Vanessa Vargas, was found by police later after she walked away from the party again and began knocking on the doors of nearby homes, officers said.

The incident occurred Saturday just after 11 p.m., when Hanford Police officers said they went to the 800 block of Lakewood Drive after a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision.

Officers said they found a Honda that had been hit and pushed into the driveway of a home. They also found evidence at the scene that indicated the suspect vehicle was a black Chevrolet or GMC truck.

While checking the area, officers said they located a truck matching the description parked near Greenwood Avenue and Lemonwood Court and saw that the truck had front end damage consistent with the hit and run collision.

After witnesses were interviewed, police said Vargas was identified as a suspect in the hit and run. Police said witnesses reported Vargas had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and left the Halloween party in his truck while allegedly intoxicated.

Police said Vargas returned and parked the truck with the damage, then left walking and started knocking on nearby doors before officers located her.

Officials said Vargas was found to be extremely intoxicated and was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit and run.

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