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Police: driver in accident was high

An Irondequoit woman told police she smoked 12 bags of crack cocaine before she was involved in a hit-and-run crash on Clifford Avenue on July 23.

Kaera L. Baker, 32, was arrested on Monday when she tried to check herself into Rochester General Hospital under a false name.

Baker has a newborn baby who was born last week.

Baker pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning to charges including leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and second-degree assault.

Baker, is accused of striking bicyclist Mary Moore, 41, and dragging her about 100 feet.

Police say cameras in the area captured the entire incident on tape.

"Ms. Baker operating the vehicle initially struck the bicyclist on the side of the roadway, got out of the vehicle, stepped over the victim, dislodged the bicycle, got back into the car and in the process of leaving struck the victim a second time," said Assistant District Attorney Tim Prosperi. 

Moore is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Baker is being held in the Monroe County Jail.

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