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
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
Hassett suffered head and leg injuries but is expected to
The Democrat has been on the council since 1997.
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