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PRINGLE - A woman whose theft related cases were transferred to Luzerne County Treatment Court was arraigned Tuesday on charges she drove away after she struck a woman and a dog, according to charges filed.


Kingston police allege Kristina Marie Quare, 31, of Hoyt Street, Pringle, struck Sierra Gagliardi, 23, who was walking two dogs in the area of 447 Hoyt St. on July 29.


Quare failed to stop and drove away, police said.


A witness obtained the first three digits of the license plate that was traced to Quare’s Chevrolet Impala, according to the criminal complaint.


Quare told police she was returning home from a methadone clinic and did not remember hitting a woman, the complaint says.


Court records say Quare, who is facing multiple counts of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance in unrelated incidents, was accepted into the county’s treatment court program in June.


Gagliardi suffered a minor injury to her knee. Her dog was limping the day of the hit and run crash, police said.


Quare was charged with accidents involving injury, accidents involving death while not licensed, failing to stop and render aid and driving with a suspended license. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $3,000 bail.


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