Norfolk woman, 22, charged in multi-car crash in Attleboro; record includes charge in hit and run fatal

A Norfolk woman is facing her second drunken driving charge after allegedly causing a multi-car crash on Interstate 95 in Attleboro, State Police said.

State Police said they received several 911 calls for a five-vehicle crash on I-95 northbound just north of Exit 2 in Attleboro around 1 a.m. Sunday. The breakdown lane and two travel lanes of the roadway were shut down, Trooper Todd Nolan said.

Upon interviewing the drivers involved in the crash, State Police arrested Elizabeth Finnegan, 22, and charged her with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violations, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Nolan said.

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“She was given field sobriety tests on scene. Afterward, troopers determined that she was [operating under the influence of] liquor,” he said. “She was taken into custody and transported to State Police barracks in Foxborough.”

Three other people were taken to local hospitals and were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Nolan said. Finnegan is to be arraigned today in Attleboro District Court.

In 2006, Finnegan, then 17, was charged in the hit and run death of Jeffrey W. Cardin, 48, of Wrentham. Cardin was walking on Shears Street around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2006, when he was struck by a car, the Globe reported.

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