Police arrested a woman on Monday who allegedly stole her mother’s car in Ogden, was involved in a hit-and-run accident, and then escaped police through Weber County before crashing into the car in a tree in Roy .
Natalie Hamilton, 38, was held without bail at Weber County Jail on suspicion of a range of charges including second-degree car theft, the offense of drinking and driving and third degree felony for not stopping for the police.
An Ogden officer said in a probable cause statement that while investigating the hit and run at 12:40 a.m., a car without a front license plate passed the scene of the crash. The victims said it was the same car that hit them.
The officer started chasing the car but ended the chase because the driver allegedly accelerated and drove erratically. Over the next 45 minutes, officers from other Weber County agencies chased after, but also stopped to minimize the danger.
Finally, an officer from Roy chased the car through town, the fleeing vehicle reportedly swerved several times in oncoming lanes, until it crashed into a tree at 4400 S Airport Road.
Hamilton was wanted in a similar alleged incident that occurred on Thursday, prosecution documents show.
She was also awaiting trial for an April 21 incident in Harrisville. Police say they found her inside a house after the owner said he saw someone enter the house with his CCTV system.
A probable cause statement from police said they found Hamilton with her two young children, with the woman acting erratically. As they picked up the children and took her away, she allegedly bit two policemen, one so severely in the face that a scar was left, and attempted to take a policeman’s Taser. Police said they found a car allegedly stolen by Hamilton nearby, abandoned in the middle of the street with both doors open.
In this case, she is charged with disarming a police officer and assaulting a police officer, two third degree crimes, as well as counts of assault, trespass and criminal mischief.