Leaving the Scene of an Accident: Dismissed
Johnston Police charged a woman with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to file an accident report for an incident that allegedly occurred at a motor vehicle dealership. Two customers of the dealership parked their vehicles in two different spaces. One customer alleged that the other, the charged female, backed her vehicle into his and drove off without stopping, exchanging insurance information or saying a word. The customer went into the dealership to report the alleged incident to employees. Because the woman had just completed documentation related to her vehicle purchase, the dealership has her information on file such as name, license information, address and phone number. Police were notified and responded on scene. After taking a statement from the customer and several employees of the dealership, Johnston Police summonsed the woman to appear in both Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and Johnston Municipal Court. She maintained her innocence to any wrongdoing and refused, based solely on principle, to even notify her insurance carrier of this alleged incident. She retained Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend her in this matter. Attorney Calcagni and his team appeared for this woman in two separate courts on separate days. In both instances, they successfully moved to dismiss the citations against her.