Woman who crashed hit-run driver’s car nabbed

Amber Nicole Mensing, 32, crashed an Infiniti after a short chase

Amber Nichole Mensing, September 7, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Amber Nichole Mensing, September 7, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 32-year-old woman who allegedly took a hit-and-run driver’s car faces numerous charges after the Tuesday night crash left a Portland man seriously injured.

Dominique Hadley Mann was crossing SE 148th Avenue at Division around 8:45 p.m. when he was hit by the driver of a white Infiniti. That driver, who police said is a Hispanic man in his 40s, fled. But he returned to the scene, helped Mann, and once again fled as police were coming.

A pedestrian was hit by a car at SE 148th Avenue and Division Street Tuesday night, September 6, 2016. (KOIN)
A pedestrian was hit by a car at SE 148th Avenue and Division Street Tuesday night, September 6, 2016. (KOIN)

That’s when a woman, now identified by police as Amber Nichole Mensing, reportedly came to the scene and drove off in the suspect’s car.

She led police on a short chase before crashing at SE 150th Avenue and Main Street, where she was taken into custody, police said.

Mensing faces charges of hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, attempt to elude by vehicle and reckless driving.

The investigation continues into the entire incident and the search for the suspect driver is ongoing.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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