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Police: Woman crashed into two parked cars and a house

Police: Woman crashed into two parked cars and a house

The early morning crash Thursday damaged three cars, two homes and led to the arrest of a driver on
Police: Woman crashed into two parked cars and a house
Laurie Cannelli

An early morning crash Thursday damaged three cars, two homes and led to the arrest of a driver on a weapons count, police said.

Police arrested the driver, Laurie M. Cannelli, 52, address unavailable, after she fled the scene on foot, police said.

Police said Cannelli crashed into two parked cars just after midnight on McClellan Street, forcing one into a home and then crashing her own car into another home.

Cannelli was uninjured and fled. Police caught up with her a short time later on Balltown Road. No one in the homes was injured and both parked cars were unoccupied. The homes sustained minor damage, police said.

The police investigation cited speed as a factor, ruling out drugs or alcohol.

The crashes happened at a bend on McClellan Street, near Dean Street. Cannelli failed to negotiate the bend, left the roadway and hit the first parked car in the driveway of 2175 McClellan St., police said.

That parked car then hit the garage door of the residence. Cannelli’s car continued on and hit a parked car at 2251 Dean St., then her car hit that residence, police said.

When police caught up with Cannelli, they found her in possession of an illegal stun gun, police said. The charge is normally a misdemeanor weapons count, but any prior conviction elevates it to a felony.

Cannelli faces one count each of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanors.

Cannelli was arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 bail. She remained at the Schenectady County Jail Thursday evening.

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