Suzen Pettit, 56, of Berkshire Drive, Brookfield, turned herself in Tuesday morning on an active arrest warrant held by Brookfield police in relation to a January incident involving a struck pedestrian in which the driver fled the scene.
According to the incident reports, a Bayview Drive resident was walking his dog at the bottom of his driveway at 10:44 p.m. on Jan. 16 when he was reportedly struck by a vehicle that then left the scene of the incident.
Emergency responders noted that the victim was “bleeding from several lacerations,” but the injuries were not life threatening. He was transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment.
A subsequent investigation identified the driver as Pettit and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Pettit was processed by Brookfield police Tuesday morning and charged with evading responsibility in a motor vehicle accident involving serious injury or death and failure to avoid collision with a pedestrian. She was held on $50,000 bond and transported to Danbury Superior Court for arraignment later that day.