A woman with 51 previous criminal convictions has been accused of causing a fatal car accident that took the life of a 70-year-old Connecticut woman on Easter. The defendant, age 45, is accused of driving away from the scene of the car accident. The victim in this case was the mother of a highly decorated member of the Stamford police force. Officers report that the at-fault driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Relatives of a man who was killed in Connecticut in a drunk driving accident nearly a year ago have traveled from Alabama and California to attend recent courtroom proceedings. The 54-year-old driver accused of causing the pedestrian accident has entered a not-guilty plea in connection with the charges, according to news reports. He is facing allegations of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, along with second-degree manslaughter, drunk driving and other claims.
A Connecticut driver has been arraigned after a serious drunk driving crash, during which her blood alcohol content was reportedly measured at more than three times the legal limit. The 31-year-old woman is accused of crashing into a store in Bridgeport, injuring three victims during the drunk driving accident. The woman's arraignment on those charges came just one day before she was slated to appear in court in connection with previous DUI charges.
An investigation is continuing into a Connecticut crash that left a school dean dead on March 25. Authorities say that sun glare may have contributed to the fatal car accident. An inspection has shown that the victim's 2000 Saab did not have any mechanical defects, and several other factors have also been ruled out.