Providence hit-and-run suspect held on bail

November 5, 2010, 1:45 pm
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A driver accused of fleeing the scene
after striking and injuring a Providence city councilman has been
ordered held on $100,000 bail after turning herself in.
     
Twenty-two-year-old Tihani Melania Pichardo surrendered to state police on
Thursday, accompanied by her lawyer. Police had been looking for
her for days. She did not enter a plea Friday in Providence
District Court.
     
Authorities say she struck Terrence Hassett last Friday night as
the councilman was crossing Atwells Avenue in Providence's Federal
Hill neighborhood. Witnesses said she stopped briefly, then drove
away.
     
Hassett suffered head and leg injuries but is expected to
survive.
     
The Democrat has been on the council since 1997.
     
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Tags: Tihani Melania Pichardo, Providence hit-and-run
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