- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say an officer who was off duty is accused in a hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian.

Police said 31-year-old Officer Steven Cornacchia, of Manchester, a four-year member of the department, turned himself in Tuesday on an arrest warrant alleging he left the scene of the accident without telling authorities early Sunday.

Police said a car allegedly struck a 22-year-old woman as she was crossing the street with a friend. She fell and suffered minor injuries to her leg.

Police said the driver reportedly stopped to check on her before fleeing. The friend recorded the registration; police said the car was registered to Cornacchia and he was driving.

Cornacchia was suspended. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer; a phone number couldn’t be found for him.

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