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Hit-and-run driver in Niagara Falls charged with DWI

NIAGARA FALLS – Police tracked a suspected hit-and-run driver Friday afternoon to her Whitney Avenue home, where they found her sitting in her still-running car.

Patti A. Hockenberry, 39, was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to yield the right of way.

The two-car crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Pine Avenue. The driver of the other car was able to identify Hockenberry, said police, who added that the suspect was admitted to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for unspecified reasons.