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03/18/09 06:52 AM

Alleged hit-run driver free on bail

By Matt Gryta

- Andrea L. Glinski, accused in an Amherst hit-and-run that seriously injured two college students, was released from jail Tuesday afternoon after her family purchased a $250,000 insurance bail bond, officials said.

Glinski, 30, promotions director for Entercom, a radio station operator, was released from the Erie County Holding Center a day after her lawyers failed to get her bail modified. The Town of Tonawanda resident could not be reached to comment.

Glinski is accused in the March 7 hit-and-run that hospitalized Amy E. Stewart, 22, and her friend Rachel D. Baird, 21.

She was charged in the case after belatedly admitting to police that her boyfriend, who was a passenger in her SUV, told her to drive away after she thought she had struck at least one person on Main Street near Campus Drive about 1:40 a. m.

Stewart, a University at Buffalo graduate student from Grand Island, remains in a coma in Erie County Medical Centerís Trauma Unit. Baird, a Daemen College senior from East Syracuse, also is hospitalized in ECMC.

An Erie County grand jury is about to consider the case, and Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell is set to hold a felony hearing Thursday.