Wrentham Man Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Hit-and-Run Charges

The suspect involved in Monday's accident on Washington Street in Westwood is due back in court on July 19.


A Thursday to charges of leaving the scene of a collision involving personal injury after he allegedly Monday night. 

Donald A. Gentile of Wrentham was arraigned on the charges Thursday, which also included a separate charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to Norfolk District Attorney spokesman David Traub.

Gentile is suspected of fleeing the scene after he allegedly , 26, who was walking her dog across Washington Street shortly before 9 p.m. Monday. She remains hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon; no updates on her condition have been provided. 

Westwood Police initiated phone contact with Gentile, Traub said, which led to him responding to the Westwood Police Department, where he was subsequently arrested.

Kate Herbst for the Commonwealth requested that Gentile be held on $50,000 cash bail and that he be ordered not to drive during the pendency of the case, Traub said. The cash bail was set at $10,000, and Gentile was ordered not to drive during the length of the case. He is due back in court on July 19.

Gentile also had an open case out of Wrentham DIstrict Court, where he was previously out on bail in a domestic case, Traub said. Hon. Mary Hogan Sullivan, the judge in Thursday's arraignment, revoked Gentile's bail on the Wrentham case, and ordered him held without bail. 

Gentile was represented by Defense Attorney Michael P. Stapleton.

don cleveland June 21, 2012 at 08:44 PM
20 years prison .even if she lives he took the one she loved away forever
Parker June 21, 2012 at 09:35 PM
According to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle, the case was cracked by a Westwood Police recruit" "The recruit was driving on Route 128 on his way to the police academy Tuesday morning when he spotted the vehicle and snapped photographs of it, which he then transmitted to Westwood police, Traub said. That led to police calling Gentile in for questioning, Traub added." Nice work recruit! Earned a little respect with the Chief already I suppose. Perhaps there will be an opening the detective division soon! Thoughts and well wishes for the recovery of the victim and her family.
Matt Perkins June 21, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Parker - thanks for adding that detail to the story! More from that article, with some additional detail, can be found here: http://bit.ly/Lmz5IJ
paula from Westwood June 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
After reading the article you and Parker referenced in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle, WHY is this person on the road? "Gentile’s driving record is littered with accidents, according to Registry of Motor Vehicle records obtained by The Sun Chronicle. He had 15 surchargeable accidents since 1983, three of them in 2010 in Dedham, Dorchester and Boston, according to the Registry. The records also show Gentile was required by law to complete a National Safety Course after having three moving violations within two years. He took a class in December 2011 and in March 2012, according to the Registry."


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