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Police: Westport woman fled scene of head-on collision

WESTPORT — A town woman faces charges after she fled the scene of an accident while police were assisting the victims of the crash in the other vehicle.

Victoria Lieber, 44, of Westport, was charged with evading responsibility of property damage or injury, failure to properly signal/grant right of way and non-assaultive interfering with an officer.

Around 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 5, Westport cops were dispatched to the intersection of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike for a head-on collision with injuries.

“While the responding officers were assisting the injured victims inside one vehicle, the other vehicle left the area,” a summary of the incident said. Police later identified the driver of the fleeing vehicle as Lieber.

The victims gave police the license plate of the fleeing car, which they told police had turned left in front of their car and caused the crash. Officers responded to Lieber’s home and identified her as the driver of the vehicle that left the scene.

When police attempted to handcuff Lieber, they said she resisted but was eventually cuffed. At headquarters, police said Lieber continued to be uncooperative throughout the booking process.

Lieber was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 18.

Tara O'Neill|Breaking News Reporter

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