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UPDATE: Woman found unconscious on Hwy. 6 last week, arrested in Cedar Rapids


Cedar Rapids police say that on Wednesday they arrested the same woman who was found unconscious along Highway 6 in Carlisle last week.

Cedar Rapids officers were called to I-380 and Wright Brothers Boulevard just after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of someone walking along the interstate.

When they arrived, officers found 29-year-old Amber Christine Vincent walking along the interstate.  Officers say that she wouldn't stop walking until an officer grabbed her arm.

Officers say that Vincent indicated she was deaf and began using sign language.  Officers say they were concerned for her safety because she looked very dazed.

Vincent was taken to Mercy Medical Center where officers say she began talking to doctors.  Police say she gave a false name and then refused treatment.

Officers say she was positively identified as Vincent and arrested for giving a false name and taken to the Linn County Jail.

While at the jail, officers say Vincent complained that her shoulder hurt when she fell on the interstate.  She was taken back to Mercy Medical Center and looked at by the doctors.  Vincent was then released and taken back to the Linn County Jail.

She is charged with providing a false name.

Sergeant Christy Shambling says that detectives have confirmed that Vincent is the same woman that was found lying unconscious along Highway 6 in Carlisle on June 13.

Barry Bedford, Carlisle Police Chief, told KWWL on Monday that the woman was not seriously injured and was released from the hospital over the weekend.

Vincent was also charged on June 13 with giving a false report to law enforcement and sentenced on Monday to one day in jail with credit for time served.

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