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Intoxicated Salt Lake woman hit girl who was walking on sidewalk, police say

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Handcuffs at the Oquirrh 1 housing facility at the Utah State Prison in Draper on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

SUMMIT PARK, Summit County — A Salt Lake woman with a history of being intoxicated while driving — including a conviction less than three months ago — was arrested Saturday after police say she hit a young girl. 

Elizabeth Lynne Grambau, 36, was booked into the Summit County Jail for investigation of DUI, being an alcohol restricted driver, not having an interlock system in her vehicle, driving without insurance and two other infractions.

Saturday afternoon, police say an 11-year-old girl was hit by a BMW Sedan on Pinebrook Boulevard near Pointe Road near Jeremy Ranch. The driver, Graumbau, told police that the girl “ran in front of her in the roadway,” according to a police booking affidavit.

Deputies, however, noted in the report that Grambau’s behavior was “erratic and she frequently contradicted her own story.” She was arrested for suspicion of driving “under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs and struck a child walking on a sidewalk,” the affidavit states.

The girl suffered minor injuries to her hands and feet.

“A records check revealed Elizabeth’s driver license was revoked for an alcohol offense and required an ignition interlock device,” the affidavit states.

She pleaded guilty in August to a reduced charge of DUI, a class A misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 62 days of home confinement and placed on two years of probation.

In that case, in June 2018, police say Grambau nearly hit a bench while driving near 4000 S. Highland Drive. Her blood alcohol content was 0.179%, according to charging documents, or more than twice the legal limit.

That was her third DUI conviction since 2008, according to court records.