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Accused hit-and-run driver held without bail as ‘menace to everyone on the road’

Posted Jan 21, 2014 12:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Saying that a woman charged with leaving the scene of an accident last week is a "menace to everyone on the road," a Massachusetts judge the next day ordered the 38-year-old defendant, Melissa Leblanc, held without bail for at least 60 days.

Leblanc, who had been out on bail following an earlier alleged hit-and-run crash, had her bail revoked in that case at her arraignment in the new Framingham District Court case, reports GateHouse News.

Defense attorney Sheila Dwyer argued unsuccessfully for her client's release, saying that she needed medication for a heart condition.

Not helping Leblanc in the bail argument before Judge Robert Greco was the claimed comment of an unidentified passenger in Leblanc's vehicle when she was pulled over by police in a heavily damaged Jeep on Tuesday.

"She was flying, dude. She said she needed to get some coke before she went home," said the passenger, according to prosecutor Nate Burris.

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