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A restaurant, a crash site and a home are the three main locations police have identified in the investigation of the hit-and-run that killed Chattanooga police officer Nicholas Galinger.

Janet Hinds, the suspected driver, went to the Farm to Fork restaurant in Ringgold, Georgia, from about 7 to 10:30 p.m.

She closed her tab at 10:37 p.m., and shortly thereafter, she set out on the 24-mile drive — via the most direct route — to her home in the 200 block of Port Drive in Hixson.

Chattanooga police officer Nicholas Galinger was struck and killed at 11:04 p.m. in the 2900 block of Hamill Road in Hixson while inspecting an overflowing manhole cover. That block is just under 19 miles away from Farm to Fork, via the most direct route, and 5 miles away from Hinds' Hixson home on Port Drive.

The suspected vehicle was found the following day on Feb. 24 at around 3:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Port Drive, though Hinds was not home. She did not turn herself in until the next day, a Monday, at around 9:30 a.m. She had been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list on Monday just after midnight.

Police have not said if they know where Hinds was for the 34 hours following the crash.

 

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