A New Britain woman is accused of hitting two boys on bicycles then fleeing the scene while driving under the influence in Farmington Saturday afternoon, according to Farmington Police.
Police said they were called to the area of Fienemann Road near the New Britain town line around 4:15 p.m. Friday after the two boys were hit. Multiple witnesses provided a description of the car that hit them - a 2013 tan Nissan Altima.
The boys, ages 12 and 13, were taken to Connecticut Children’s for treatment. Their injuries, which were not life-threatening, were described as cuts and a serious leg fracture.
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Investigators said the Nissan was driving north on Fienemann Road when the vehicle left the road and hit a highway sign and the two boys. The driver continued on Fienemann and onto Interstate 84 with a heavily damaged windshield. Another driver called 911 and reported the car driving erratically, and Connecticut State Police stopped the car in East Hartford.
Police arrested the driver, identified as 61-year-old Cheryl Noad. Officers said Noad appeared intoxicated and failed roadside sobriety tests. She told police she thought she’d hit a tree.
Noad was arrested and charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, failure to drive in proper lane, and evading responsibility in a crash involving serious physical injury. Her bond was set at $10,000 and she is due in court on November 15.