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Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run; Fleeing Driver Arrested

Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run; Fleeing Driver Arrested

Ari Cunard

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

August 04, 2010

FRANKLIN, MA – Police say a 25-year-old woman struck a police officer on a detail and then drove away from the scene.

Ari C. Cunard of Franklin is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Operating a Motor Vehicle so as to Endanger the Lives and Safety of the Public.

Franklin Police released the following:

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:30 am Franklin Police Officers responded to a report of a police officer that had been struck by a motor vehicle while on paid detail duty at the intersections of King Street and Route 495 in Franklin.

The suspect vehicle described by witnesses as a small red car fled the scene leaving the officer, 25 year police veteran Edward Clifford on the roadway.

Franklin Firefighters were luckily on scene and immediately rendered first aid to Officer Clifford. Clifford was transported by Franklin Fire to the Milford Whitinsville Regional Hospital for injuries suffered.

His condition is good as he was released and is recovering at this time at home.

Witness accounts of the accident and subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Ari C. Cunard, age 25, for the offenses of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Operating a Motor Vehicle so as to Endanger the Lives and Safety of the Public.

Cunard was located at her home address and subsequent to questioning by Franklin Police Officers admitted to having been the operator of the suspect motor vehicle, a 2006 Red Chevrolet Cobalt Massachusetts registration 698ES6.

The suspect vehicle was located in the rear parking area of 301 Union Street.

Ari Cunard was booked for the above listed offenses and held in the Franklin Station until released on bail for appearance in the Wrentham District Court on Wednesday the 4th of August.


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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Glad to see they caught her, seems like they are charging her kindly...

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    woofaz

    about 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    They should make her age her prison time. For leaving the scene.

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    dhuitt

    about 4 years ago

    222 Comments

    Glad to hear the officer is recovering and they caught the driver. Some have previously referred to this as a "mistake" on her part. This is not a mistake or poor judgement. To hit another person with a car and leave them in the street shows a major character flaw. I hope they prosecute her to the fullest. Unfortunately, we frequently see this with today's 20 somthings and their self-centered, self-indulgent, me first attitudes. What is our society coming to. Fortunately there were witnesses who weren't suffering from the same flaws this girl is.

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Glad to hear the officer will be okay and that they caught the driver.

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    djs2v

    about 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    I am glad the officer is on the road to recovery. I am glad to hear that she was found.

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    tootaboogy

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    I do think she should be charged with more, however. I don't know what the incident looks like though.

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    tootaboogy

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    a mistake that will haunt her future, no doubt.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    If she had just stopped, it would have been just an accident report and accompanying citation; now, it's felony charges that will follow her forever. Glad the officer will be OK, though.

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    RoyalVT

    about 4 years ago

    604 Comments

    doesn't look like our typical dirtbag.... probably just made a stupid mistake, but a big one.

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    KarenWhite34

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    She was so stupid! How would she have felt if it had been her loved one left on the side of the road!

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    usa_24

    about 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    What an idiot. I hope the officer makes a full recovery.

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    KAICHARESE

    about 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    Glad they found who it was, speedy recovery for the injured officer

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    darsavmo

    about 4 years ago

    11362 Comments

    Hope he recovers quickly. Hope she serves her time slowly...

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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    So glad they caught her! Stupid woman! Awwwwwwwww so sad in your mug photo. Don't expect a lick of sympathy from me you moron!

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    rsteade

    about 4 years ago

    1030 Comments

    Gave this a thumbs up because an arrest was made.

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