Fairport woman accused of dragging woman 50 yards with her vehicle through Canandaigua parking lot

CANANDAIGUA — An "alleged drug deal gone bad" reported by the Canandaigua Police Department led to the hospitalization of a 20-year-old and a felony assault charge for a Fairport woman.

Driving a vehicle at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, Megan E. Quigley, 19, is accused of dragging the 20-year-old woman approximately 50 yards across the Parkway Plaza parking lot in Canandaigua on Dec. 27, according to police. 

“This was the result of an alleged drug deal gone bad,” said Sgt. Scott Kadien, of the Canandaigua Police Department, shortly after the incident was revealed by police on Thursday. 

According to Kadien, the 20-year-old allegedly provided marijuana to the occupants inside the vehicle that held Quigley, the driver, with the expectation that she was going to be paid for the substance. 

While the unidentified 20-year-old was leaning inside the vehicle, Quigley is accused of taking off across the parking lot.  

“There was some sort of discussion, and at some point Megan drove off at a high rate of speed while the victim was partially inside the vehicle,” Kadien said.

The injured woman was treated at Thompson Hospital after suffering injuries to her lower legs, head and right elbow. She has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

“There were no fractures that we are aware of,” Kadien said. “To put it in laymen’s terms, she suffered significant road rash that tore the boots right off of her feet. She had significant lacerations on her feet and lower legs. She bled quite a bit. … She is very lucky that she wasn’t injured much more seriously.”

The incident was witnessed by several people at the plaza. 

Quigley, of 30E Whitney Ridge Road, Apt. 5, Fairport, was charged on Wednesday with second-degree assault, a class D felony, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing, and further arrests are anticipated. 

Kadien said that any charges against the 20-year-old for her involvement in the sale of marijuana would be up to the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office. 

“At this time there are no charges related to the drug transaction,” Kadien said. 

Quigley was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court and placed in the Ontario County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. She will reappear in court at a later date.