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Agawam woman accused of hitting pedestrian while drunk denies charges

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A Feeding Hills woman was allegedly speeding down South West Street while under the influence of alcohol when she struck a man walking with his wife and drove off, according to Agawam police officials.

Cathy Sabol, of Feeding Hills, denied charges in Westfield District Court during her arraignment Friday. She was denied the right to bail pending a dangerousness hearing, which will be held April 28.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Paul Bachini. He is in critical condition in Baystate Medical Center, according to Agawam Police Sgt. Jennifer Blanchette.

Around noon Thursday Agawam police received multiple 911 calls from witnesses who saw the car hit the man near 491 South West St. After the accident, Sabol allegedly continued on down South West Street hitting various objects before finally coming to a stop, police said.

First responders found Bachini lying in the road suffering from serious injuries. He was treated and taken to Baystate Medical Center.

Sabol, of 668 South West St., was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation and speeding, according to police.

Police found Sabol's gray Nissan Altima with front-end damage about a half mile down the road.

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