Hingham: Crash Suspect Arraigned In Hospital

Credit: Sgt. Steven Dearth, Hingham Police

Credit: Sgt. Steven Dearth, Hingham Police

The driver involved in a chase in Hingham last week has been arraigned in the hospital.

Police say she was arraigned at South Shore Hospital on Friday on charges including Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (the vehicle/victim a Police Officer); Operating Under the Influence of Drugs; and Failure to Stop for Police.

The arrest stems from an incident that took place last Thursday when officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cushing St. and Whiting St. on a report of a woman threatening suicide.

Officers approached her but she drove away striking several vehicles and a police officer before she was stopped.

The woman was ordered held without bail pending an evaluation.

She is due at Hingham District Court on February 8 for a dangerous hearing.

Police say they will not be releasing the driver’s name since this incident initiated from a mental health situation.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.