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Manchester officer indicted for conduct after an accident

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 25. 2017 11:50PM

MANCHESTER — An off-duty city police officer accused of hitting a woman with his car in May and fleeing the scene of the collision after checking on her condition has been indicted.

Steven Cornacchia, 31, of Manchester was arrested in May and charged with a misdemeanor offense of conduct after an accident. He was suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the case, after police completed the investigation.

On Sept. 14, a grand jury in Hillsborough Superior Court North indicted Cornacchia, saying he “knew or should have known that he was involved in an accident where he struck a person.”

The woman was walking with a friend around 1:20 a.m. May 14 at the intersection of Elm and West Merrimack streets when she was struck on the right side by a black Ford Mustang and knocked to the ground. The woman’s friend recorded the license plate on the Mustang, which led police to Cornacchia.

Police said the woman suffered minor injuries to her leg and abrasions.

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