NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford woman is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after police say she left the scene of an accident.

New Bedford Police responded to a report that at about 1:39 p.m. Thursday, a vehicle parked in the area of 178 Deane Street had been struck by another vehicle, which then fled the scene.

Police caught up with the vehicle and determined from their field investigation that the driver was under the influence. Jennifer M. Leandres, 34, of 442 Sawyer St. Apt. 2, New Bedford, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor, second offense.

She received a previous charge of OUI liquor. That case was continued without a finding from July 10, 2014 to July 9, 2015.

--New Bedford Police

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