Shelburne Police nab suspected driver in hit-and-run crash

A Pittsford man is facing charges including leaving the scene of a crash in New Haven and driving while under the influence following a traffic stop on U.S. 7 near Marsett Road, police said.

Alexander Lucci, 29, is due in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington June 14 on a charge of DUI with a test refusal count; he is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 20 in the Middlebury criminal court for the hit-and-run charge, police explained.

The incidents leading up to the charges happened last Friday, May 25. State Trooper Jacqueline June said police were called to a car-motorcycle crash at the Jiffy Mart on U.S. 7 in New Haven shortly before 4:30 p.m. Police learned the driver of a small car had left the scene and the motorcyclist involved attempted unsuccessfully to flag down the driver, June said.

Area police agencies were asked to look out for a car matching the description from the accident.

At about 4:40 p.m., Shelburne Police Officer Brian Fox spotted a similar car and signaled for the driver to pull over, Shelburne Lt. Allen Fortin reported. The northbound car had damage to the side consistent with the initial report of the vehicle fleeing the New Haven accident, police said.

Lucci refused both the preliminary roadside breath test and full alcohol test at the Shelburne Police Department, Fortin said. Police said they released Lucci with citations ordering him to appear in both criminal courts.

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