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Bloomington Police Department Apprehends Hit-and-Run Driver

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington announces that the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) has apprehended the driver who injured two pedestrians after a demonstration in downtown Bloomington on Monday, July 6.  “We thank our police detectives for their tireless work over the last three days to identify and apprehend the driver,” said Mayor John Hamilton.


Christi Bennett, age 66, was taken into custody in Scottsburg, Indiana on Wednesday evening by BPD officers and transported back to Bloomington for an interview. Bennett has been associated with a Scottsburg address. After being arrested, Bennett was transported to jail. The BPD will present its reports and evidence to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, which will make a determination of appropriate criminal charges.  


Bennett was remanded to the custody of the Monroe County jail for the following offenses:

  • Criminal Recklessness, level 6 felony (two counts)

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, level 6 felony

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Bodily Injury, class A misdemeanor.


The passenger Bennett was transporting at the time of Monday’s incident was released after being interviewed by investigators.