HYANNIS – A woman is being summoned to court on motor vehicle charges after allegedly striking a light pole and carrying it on the roof of her car before taking off from the scene early Saturday morning.
Saturday morning, shortly after midnight, Barnstable police officers were dispatched to the area of 586 Main Street for a report of a hit-and-run. The first officers on scene found an entire street light pole somehow deposited on the sidewalk about a block from where it once stood. Officers also found a flattened pedestrian crosswalk sign, along with parts of the vehicle that had just flattened it. No pedestrians or vehicles were struck.
Upon further investigation, officers discovered the front grill emblem to some type of Toyota. Based on witness statements, officers believed the suspect vehicle to be a dark colored RAV4, with a partial license plate number of “8ZE.”
A witness also reported the driver was allegedly a female with 3 other passengers, another female in the front passenger seat and two males in the back…
A period of time passed as officers checked the surrounding streets for the suspect vehicle.
Then about a half hour or so later, police received a call from a local towing company that was called to tow a dark blue RAV4 with “significant damage,” parked on the side of Gosnold Street in Hyannis.
The responding police officer spoke with the driver and decided to summons her to court on motor vehicle charges related to leaving the scene and driving to endanger.
The reasons for the driver allegedly fleeing the Main Street light pole scene were uncertain at the time of this report. The Barnstable Police Department is investigating and HN will provide updated details as they become available.
The following HN Video contains actual police radio transmissions, along with shots of the crash scene and where the vehicle was finally located.
* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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