Pittsfield Man Arrested After Leaving Scene Of An Accident
Pittsfield Police Department
Subject: Holmes Rd Motor Vehicle Accident
Authored By: Captain Jeffrey Bradford
Authorized By: Chief Michael Wynn
Released At: 14 February 2018 4:09 PM
On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at approximately 10:23 am the Pittsfield Police Responded to the area of Holmes Rd and Shetland Drive for a reported motor vehicle accident. A witness to the accident reported that one of the vehicles involved, a red colored SUV, had left the scene. While driving on Williams Street, towards the scene of the accident, Officer Brandon Gallagher observed a red colored SUV driving eastbound.
The SUV, which had extensive damage to it, was being operated at a slow speed with Its emergency flashers on. Officer Gallagher noted the vehicle’s side airbags had been deployed and that although the vehicle was being driven, one of its tires was underneath it.
Officer Gallagher stopped the SUV and identified the operator as Trevor Maffuccio, a 20-year-old Pittsfield resident. Maffuccio admitted to being involved in the accident on Holmes Rd. The subsequent investigation revealed that Maffuccio, while driving his vehicle northbound on Holmes Rd at a high rate of speed, passed a vehicle traveling in front of him. This occurred in the area of the bridge just before Shetland Drive. The operator of the passed vehicle reported that Maffuccio had been following and “tailgating” him since they were on Route 7.
The operator stated Maffuccio crossed the double yellow line and passed him at a high rate of speed. A third vehicle, a van being driven southbound on Holmes Rd, was nearly struck head-on by Maffuccio’s vehicle.
The operator of the van swerved, avoiding a head-on collision, but Maffuccio’s vehicle still struck the front of the van. After hitting the van Maffuccio’s vehicle spun out of control, struck the bridge, and went off the roadway into the woods. The van’s operator and other witnesses then observed Maffuccio’s vehicle drive back onto the roadway and leave the scene.
A passenger in the van, Shaun Delmolino, a 50-year-old Dalton resident, complained of injuries and was transported to BMC by ambulance. The extent of Delmolino’s injuries are unknown but are not believed to be life-threatening.
Maffuccio was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Maffuccio was arraigned in Pittsfield District Court.