Norwalk woman charged with hit and run

Elizabeth Thill was arrested on July 11 in Westport on charges of evading responsibility and unsafe backing.
Elizabeth Thill was arrested on July 11 in Westport on charges of evading responsibility and unsafe backing.Contributed / Contributed Photo

WESTPORT — A Norwalk woman was arrested after allegedly hitting a van with her car in a local parking lot and then leaving the scene.

On Jan. 24 around 3 p.m., police were dispatched to the Black Duck Cafe parking lot on a report of a hit-and-run car accident, in which a witness observed a vehicle back into an unoccupied van and then drive away, police said. The witness provided the car’s registration and a description of the female driver, later identified as Elizabeth Thill, whose car police learned was a loaner vehicle from a dealership.

Thill, 47, matched the witness’ description and had damage to her vehicle, police said. Police submitted a warrant for Thill’s arrest and, on July 11, she turned herself in at Westport police headquarters.

She was charged with evading responsibility and unsafe backing. Thill was released after posting $2,500 cash bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Norwalk on July 19.

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