Police: Leaving Scene Where She Struck a Sign Gets Woman, 35, Arrested for Evading Responsibility

Darien Police Night 03-01-17

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A police officer saw a vehicle strike a sign in the parking lot of Holmes School then leave the scene on Friday evening, Jan. 24, police said.

He described the car for a police radio alert that resulted in Stamford police finding the car and driver, who was charged with evading responsibility, police said.

Darien police gave this further description of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

The officer saw the vehicle strike a curb and then the sign in the parking lot at 7:12 p.m., causing damage.

The vehicle’s description was sent to police agencies in the area, and 45 minutes later, Stamford police saw the vehicle and stopped it on Waterbury Avenue in Stamford. Police officers saw what looked like fresh damage on the front bumper.

While working an extra duty job at Holmes school, and officer observed a vehicle drive through the school’s lot, strike a curb and sign, and leave the scene after causing damage.

Officers responded and observed what appeared to be fresh damage to the vehicle’s front bumper.

The driver, a 35-year-old Stamford woman, admitted that she struck the sign with her vehicle.

She was arrested and later released on a $500 bond. She is scheduled to appear Feb. 7 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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