Ingham Co. woman facing charges in tandem bike accident

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Elizabeth Hope Rautenberg Ingham Co._160314

INGHAM COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – A 22-year-old woman is facing charges after officials say she drove on a suspended license and left the scene of an accident.

It happened around 7:40 p.m. on Monday, May 30 along Plains Rd. near Tuttle Rd. in Ingham County.

That’s where the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office says Elizabeth Rautenberg of Mason was driving when she hit a tandem bicycle. Three people were on the bike, including two men and a 3-year-old child. All three people were injured.

Ingham Co. officials say Rautenberg stopped and helped, but then left the scene of the accident before officers arrived. Afterwards officials say Rautenberg hid the car behind a barn in the area.

Rautenberg is facing multiple charges including two counts of failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident and remain, tampering with evidence, driving with a suspended license and driving a motor vehicle without security/insurance.

Her bond is set at $5,000.

Rautenberg is due back in court next week.

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