BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The suspected driver of last week's hit and run will bearraigned Friday afternoon in the Town of Amherst Court on twofelony counts of leaving the scene of a serious injuryaccident.
The alleged driver is 30 year old Andrea Glinski of the Town ofTonawnada. Sources said she is the promotions director for EntercomCommunications.
Officials tracked down her black Jeep Cherokee late Thursdaynight at Wally's Collision in the Town of Hamburg. Police broughtthe vehicle to the Amherst Police Station.
Officials said her boyfriend was a passenger in the car themorning she allegedly hit 22 year old Amy Stewart, who is incritical condition, and Rachel Baird who is listed in faircondition.
The two were crossing Main Street in Snyder when ithappened.
Captain Patrick McKenna attributes the arrest to good policework. "We had a small piece of evidence at the scene, and were ableto tie it to a vehicle and locate that vehicle at a repair shop.Were we lucky? I don't know, but we do a thorough job and wewere extensively looking into all these possibilities, and itworked for us."
Police said they did interview Glinski's boyfriend but he hasnot been charged with anything at this time.
Glinski will be in the Amerst Court at 4 o'clock for anarraignment on two felony counts. News 4 will stay on top ofthis developing story and will have live reports from Rich Newbergat 5 and 6.
From Amherst Police: Captain Patrick McKenna,Commander of the Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit,reports his investigators made an arrest late Thursday night, March12, 2009 in the hit and run accident that left two college studentswith serious injuries.
Andrea L. Glinski, 30, of the Town of Tonawanda, was charged byInvestigators Terrence Walsh and Robert McMahon with two counts ofLeaving the Scene of a Serious Injury Accident, an E Felony, aswell as two counts of Failure to Use Due Care With regards to aPedestrian, a traffic infraction.
A break in the case came late Thursday afternoon after an autoparts store clerk called Hamburg Police and told them that acollision shop in Hamburg had ordered parts for a 2003 black JeepLiberty.
The same store clerk had been contacted by Investigator ScottLawida earlier that morning and told to be on the look out foranyone who may order front end and hood parts for any black JeepLiberty.
That particular parts store was just one of several in the areathat Lawida was making contact with. Amherst Police AccidentInvestigators went to Wally's Collision at 4324 South Park andobtained a search warrant for the 2003 Jeep Liberty. Glinski isbeing held for arraignment in Amherst Town court.
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