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Bail set at $5,000 for woman accused in hit-and-run

February 9, 2018

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $5,000 for a New Hampshire woman accused in a hit-and-run at a convenience store that killed an employee.

Police say 55-year-old Andrea Rich struck 55-year-old Ilene Sullivan on Jan. 31 while Sullivan was taking a break outside the Dunkin’ Donuts where she worked. They say Rich got out of her pickup truck, but then got back in and drove away.

WMUR-TV reports Rich’s lawyer, Donald Blaska, said Friday that Rich has no prior criminal history. He said Rich cooperated with police and gave a statement incriminating herself, saying she panicked after striking the woman.

Police said Rich also submitted a blood sample to authorities that came back negative, showing that she was not impaired at the time of the crash.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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