Johnston Police Arrest Cranston Woman on Hit-and-Run Charge

Officers charged Nancy Sanchez, of Lake Garden Drive, Cranston, with leaving the scene of a May 9 accident on Plainfield Street.


A Cranston woman faces one count of failing to remain at the scene of an accident following her May 11 arrest by .

According to police reports, Ptlm. Adam Parkinson responded to the parking lot at 1411 Plainfield St. at about 3:30 pm on May 9 and spoke with John Miller, of Pawtucket, who said he had been taking a right-hand turn into the driveway at 1341 Plainfield when his car was struck from behind.

The crash caused minor damage to the rear of Miller's car, and no one was injured.

Miller told Parkinson that the driver of the other car "threw her hands in the air" and drove away heading west.

Parkinson reported that Miller said he then followed the car and tried to get the driver to stop, then stopped the pursuit once the other car sped away on Atwood Avenue.

After collecting the registration plate information from Miller, Parkinson reported that he then tracked the vehicle to Cranston. Officers from Cranston did not find the car at Sanchez's address, he added.

On May 10, Lt. Christopher Correia reported that he found a phone number for Sanchez and called her.

Correia reported that when he asked Sanchez about the accident, she replied: "I wasn't thinking. I'm sorry. I should have stopped."

Om May 11, Sanchez went to Johnston Police headquarters, where she was charged with Duty to Stop — Damage Resulting to an Attended Vehicle, and released until an arraignment scheduled for May 23 in Third District Court, Warwick.


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