Pittsfield woman facing charges in hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

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PITTSFIELD — A city woman is facing charges for allegedly striking a woman with her car on Monday and then driving off.

Debra Johnson, 51, struck Jeanine Pettijohn near the intersection of West Union and Pacific streets about 3:07 p.m., then fled east on West Union, according to a statement released on Thursday morning by Pittsfield police.

Pettijohn, 45, of West Union Street, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center with head and leg injuries. She was listed in stable condition on Thursday.

The vehicle was later found behind a Union Street residence, and Johnson was identified as the driver, police said.

It was not clear what charges Johnson would face, or when she might appear in court.

Anyone who may have seen anything related to the incident is asked to contact Officer David Hallas at (413) 448-9700, ext. 560.

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