19-Year-Old Cited in Pedestrian Accident in Braintree Sunday Night Had Marijuana in Car

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A 19-year-old Braintree woman – who was not cited for being under the influence but had marijuana packed in a pipe – was issued a citation for failure to stop after she allegedly hit a pedestrian near CVS in South Braintree Square on Sunday night.

The driver's name was not released because she had not been charged with a crime, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. She allegedly struck a 47-year-old Braintree man who was brought to South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police responded to the accident just before 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 and found the victim laying on his side in the southbound lane of traffic, Jenkins said. He had facial injuries and complained of leg pain.

The victim was struck while in the crosswalk after exiting CVS, a witness told police. The driver's vehicle had only minor damage to the front. Inside, police saw a pipe packed with unburnt marijuana, Jenkins said, sitting in the center console.

The 19-year-old was cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk and operating to endanger. She also received a civil citation for the marijuana, Jenkins said, and did not appear to be under the influence.


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