STONINGTON — A North Stonington woman is facing charges after police said she fled from the scene of an accident on New Year's Eve that destroyed a light pole along Route 1.
Britney Ann Daigneault, 32, of 247 Denison Hill Road, was charged Wednesday with evading responsibility in an accident causing damage to property and failure to drive to the right. Daigneault, who turned herself in after learning that theh police had obtained a warrant, was released on a promise to appear in New London Superior Court on Jan. 18.
A police report said that Daigneault was westbound on Route 1 at about 11:15 p.m. and crashed head-on into a light pole in front of the Chelsea Groton Bank at 116 West Broad St. in Pawcatuck. The pole was knocked to the ground.
Daigneault left before police were notified, but officers recovered evidence that tied her to the incident, including damaged portions of the car that were left behind.
— Jason Vallee