• East Bridgewater Police issue court summons to alleged hit-and-run driver

    By: Mike Saccone

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    EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - East Bridgewater Police have summonsed a Whitman woman to court following a hit-and-run crash that involved two teenage girls and two horses. 

    Police are charging Andrea Fitzgerald-Rumsey, 44, with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a crash with personal injury.

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper driving on Holmes Street in Halifax around noon Thursday spotted a white 2010 Ford Escape with a broken side mirror, which matched the description of the SUV allegedly involved in the hit-and-run crash in East Bridgewater. 

    Halifax Police arrested Fitzgerald-Rumsey for driving with a suspended license. 

    East Bridgewater Police said a subsequent investigation determined she was the driver involved in the hit-and-run on Belmont Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Police said two teenage girls were riding horses, between Summer Street and Brenda Avenue, when an SUV side-swiped one of the horses and girls.

    Police said the passenger side mirror hit the horse's right front shoulder, as well as the girl's leg.

    Fitzgerald-Rumsey allegedly stopped and looked at the damage to their SUV before driving away.

    No injuries were reported at the scene, but one of the girls was later taken to an area hospital with a knee injury. 

    Fitzgerald-Rumsey will be issued a summons to appear in Brockton District Court to be arraigned at a later date.

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