Charges filed in Williamstown hit-and-run case

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Local police have filed charges against the woman they believe is at fault in a hit-and-run earlier this month.

Williamstown Police have filed an application for a criminal complaint against Shannon Dandurand, 34, of Williamstown, in Northern Berkshire District Court for leaving the scene of personal injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the department announced on its Facebook Page on Wednesday.

On October 1, Wendy McCarthy, 51, was found at about 9:30 p.m. lying on Cold Spring Road near the '6 House Pub. She suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to the right side of her body, according to police.

From pieces of the vehicle found at the scene, including the driver's side mirror, police were able to determine it was a Ford Escape of a model year between 2012 and 2014.

The investigation's resolution was a result of the department's request on October 3 for the any relevant information about the accident in a Facebook post.

"We wish to thank the public once again for the help, as it was the sharing of the original post that led to Ms. Dandurand contacting us about the incident," the department wrote.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376


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