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Hit and run accident leads to arrest

LEWISTON – Aided by a witness who followed a hit-and-run driver, police arrested a Youngstown woman on a variety of charges early Saturday stemming from an accident on the Robert Moses Parkway.

According to reports, the suspect struck a car driven by a Youngstown man around 5:30 a.m., then drove away from the scene. A witness to the accident followed the fleeing driver, and sheriff’s deputies were able to stop her car on Blairville Road a short time later. Carole R. Rossi displayed signs of intoxication and was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.16, twice the legal limit, police said.

Rossi reportedly told police she had been drinking prior to driving. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving, speeding and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

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