Woman charged with DUI, hit-and-run in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD — A local woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident, Springfield Police Department officials said.

At around 6:59 a.m. on March 19, police were alerted to an erratic driver who allegedly hit a parked vehicle on Main Street and fled.

Officers found the suspect vehicle at the Springfield Mobil Gas Station with damage consistent with the accident report.

The driver, identified as Sarah O’Shea, displayed several signs of impairment, police said.

After failing field sobriety tests, O’Shea was taken into custody.

A subsequent Drug Recognition Expert evaluation by Sgt. King of the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department led to a voluntary blood sample from O’Shea.

The toxicology report from the Vermont Forensic Laboratory indicated the presence of an impairing substance in her blood at the time of the incident.

O’Shea reported to the police department on April 19 at 9:42 a.m. for processing.

She received a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor Unit, on June 11 at 8 a.m.

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