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Ocean Springs hit-and-run suspect surrenders


OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A Biloxi woman wanted in a felony hit-and-run case involving a pedestrian turned herself in to Ocean Springs police Wednesday morning.

Police Capt. William Jackson tells The Sun Herald that Lisa B. Sanchez was first arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor DUI charge. Police said she was driving a white SUV when she hit a woman early Sunday morning.

Police said they upgraded a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against her to a felony after she was released on the DUI charge, because of the extent of the pedestrian's injuries.

The victim was taken to Ocean Springs Hospital. Police said she suffered a fractured spine, skull and cheekbone and injuries to her wrist and knees. Sanchez has since been released from jail

It was unclear whether Sanchez has an attorney.

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