A recent fatal car crash in New Haven, Connecticut, was originally believed to only involve one car. That car had hit a barrier at Long Wharf Drive between the I-95 Northbound on-ramp and Canal Dock. New Haven police discovered, however, that a second vehicle was involved. The driver of the second vehicle is believed to be responsible for the crash and resultant fatality. He was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time, making it a drunk driving accident.
A police officer in Connecticut is now facing DUI charges after an accident that ended up totaling his police cruiser. The crash took place on a Friday night, and it happened in Ellington. The officer has had all of his powers as a member of the police forced stripped away for the time being.
A new law was recently passed in Connecticut that is going to change the way that the state approaches those who are convicted for driving while under the influence of alcohol, with an overall goal of reducing accidents. Under this law, those offenders are going to have to use ignition interlock devices on their vehicles. The installation of such devices for first offenders is going to start sometime in the middle of 2015.
A young man was out for a jog on Middleton Avenue when he was hit by a pickup truck and killed. He was just 20 years old at the time. The man driving the truck was elderly, at 72 years old, and police have alleged that he was also operating his truck while under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred.
Few things bring out public empathy like the death of a baby and the baby's parent. This includes when a pregnant woman and the baby she carries die in a tragic accident. Sadly, that is what happened recently in a drunk driving accident in Redding California. The California Highway Patrol confirmed that the pregnant woman in the crash died.