Hit-and-run suspect arrested after police follow antifreeze - WSMV News 4

Hit-and-run suspect arrested after police follow trail of antifreeze

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West Hartford police were able to link a 45-year-old woman in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left a man seriously injured, after following a trail of antifreeze early Friday morning.

Officers were called to the 400 block of New Park Avenue after Raymond Sanchez, 49, of Hartford was hit while riding his bicycle around 2:30 a.m.

Sanchez, who was riding his bicycle home from work, was taken to St. Francis Hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators said they discovered after a 2005 Jeep Liberty hit Sanchez, the driver, who was later identified as 45-year-old Maria Vega, who made a U-turn and fled the scene.

Investigators followed a trail of antifreeze to the Jeep Liberty, and arrested Vega.

Vega was charged with evading responsibility, DWI, failure to drive right and interfering with an officer.

While arrested Vega, police also arrested Brenda Viera, 41, of East Hartford and charged her with interfering with an officer.

Police said Sanchez, who suffered multiple injuries, was riding with the "proper head and tail lights."

Vega was released on $25,000 bond, while Viera was released on $50,000 bond.

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