Milford police have arrested a 30-year-old Bridgeport woman accused in the hit-an-run that badly injured a pedestrian who was leaving work in Milford in August 2016.
Antonia Monique Pierce was arrested Friday after police said they found evidence on her car.
The victim, Amanda Keane had just left her waitressing job at the Milford Bridge House Restaurant Aug. 28, 2016 and was walking to her car, which was parked down the street, when a dark colored sedan hit her at Bridgeport Avenue and Woodland Avenue around 10:45 p.m. that night, according to police.
Keane was transported to a local hospital with serious head and neck injuries and has suffered brain damage.
When they started investigating, police released surveillance video showing the dark colored sedan on Bridgeport Avenue and made a plea for the driver to come forward.
Keane said she'd lost hope that police would find the person who hit her.
"It’s very emotional because, you know, we’ve been praying, myself and my loved ones, that this day would come. Now it’s here and I'm not sure how to process it yet, you know, I'm not sure where I go from here and what my next step is," Keane said on Friday.
Around four months ago, someone came forward with information that led police to Pierce's vehicle. She was living around two miles from the scene where Keane was hit, according to authorities.
"As our investigation evolved, we found out that she vacated that premises very quickly and abruptly leaving behind several important items and that was part of investigation,” Officer Mike Devito, of the Milford Police Department, said.
Pierce is charged with assault in the second degree, reckless driving and evading responsibility. She could face a maximum of 10 years in jail.
She was released on a $100,000 bond and is due in Milford Court on June 13.