Teenager arrested in January hit-and-run that hospitalized CU student


A 17-year-old female turned herself in yesterday, Thursday, Feb, 9, at the Boulder County Juvenile Detention Center after a warrant was issued for her arrest on charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian in early January. Because the suspect is under 18, police are not identifying her. She is a resident of Boulder County.


The accident occurred on Jan. 4 at around 5:25 p.m. Twenty-three-year-old Mary Wakeman-Linn suffered serious bodily injury after she was hit by a car that did not stop as she was crossing in a pedestrian crosswalk on Baseline near Canyon Creek Drive. Wakeman-Linn is a student at the University of Colorado.

The teenage suspect faces a total of seven charges, two of them felonies. The charges include:


  • Vehicular Assault (felony)
  • Failed to Remain at the Scene After an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury (felony)
  • Failed to Notify Police of an Accident
  • Drove Motor Vehicle When License Under Restraint (Denied)
  • Drove and Unsafe Motor Vehicle
  • Overtaking Vehicle When Stopped for Pedestrian in Marked Crosswalk
  • Failed to Yield Right-of-Way to Pedestrian in Crosswalk

The teenage suspect had been identified as a person of interest early in the case.  After further investigation, police were able to obtain enough evidence to obtain the arrest warrant.