A police traffic unit was dispatched to 852 Broadway last Thursday on a reported incident of hit and run driving.
A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast to patrolling units and it was soon spotted and placed under rolling surveillance.
The operator of the vehicle that was struck reportedly said that a vehicle driven by a woman had hit his vehicle from behind and that the woman left the scene without communicating or waiting for police to arrive.
The driver of the stricken vehicle complained of back pain and was transported to Somerville Hospital, police said.
The suspect vehicle was stopped and the driver questioned about the incident. The woman reportedly told police that she had accidentally bumped the rear of the struck vehicle and waited for the driver to come out, but he never did. It is then, she said, that she left the scene.
After determining that the name she had given police was that of her sister, the woman was eventually identified as Andreana Parziale, 19. She reportedly admitted to police that she gave a false name because her license was suspended.
Parziale was placed under arrest and charged with leaving the scene of personal injury, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and furnishing a false name or Social Security number.