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Stuart woman arrested after hit-and-run outside Fresh Market

Detectives believe Beatrice Bijoux intentionally struck 4 pedestrians
Posted at 6:20 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 16:44:32-05

STUART, Fla. — A Stuart woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she struck four pedestrians and fled the scene.

The hit-and-run crash occurred Tuesday at the Fresh Market located at 2300 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart.

According to Stuart police, the driver, identified as Beatrice Bijoux, fled the scene before officers could arrive.

Sgt. John Reddick was able to locate Bijoux and her vehicle.

Based on the investigation and interviews, detectives believe Bijoux intentionally struck the pedestrians.

One of the pedestrians was flown to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment. The other three pedestrians suffered minor injuries and were not transported from the scene, officials said.

Bijoux was arrested on four counts of attempted murder.