Branford police have arrested a man in connection with a drunk driving crash this summer that left his wife dead.
Authorities are charging 31-year-old Vincent Mauro with second degree manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and failure to drive right.
They say Mauro was traveling at a high rate of speed the night of August 18 when he veered off Bushy Plains Road and struck a large tree.
The accident killed his wife, 28-year-old Megan McAuliffe.
Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran says Mauro’s “deliberate acts” were a significant cause in McAuliffe’s death.
According to investigators, Mauro’s blood alcohol level that night was .181, more than twice the legal limit in Connecticut.
read more here > Branford Man Charged In DUI Crash That Killed His Wife « CBS Connecticut.
Jomo Robert Foley
Police arrested a Connecticut man Sunday after a Little River man died early that morning in a crash in Myrtle Beach.
Michael Dickson, 48, of Little River was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.
Jomo Robert Foley, 42, of Waterbury, Conn., was being held without bond Sunday evening on charges of felony driving under the influence with death results and hit and run accident resulting in death or personal injury.
According to Myrtle Beach police, officers responded to the intersection of 38th Avenue North and U.S. Highway 17 Bypass at about 3:20 a.m. Sunday.
via MYRTLE BEACH: Conn. man facing DUI, hit-and-run charges in connection with fatal crash | Crime | MyrtleBeachOnline.com.
Wethersfield police investigating a fatal crash have charged a 46-year-old New Britain man with driving while intoxicated.
Police responded to Jordan Lane at the Folly Brook Boulevard intersection around 10:30 p.m. on Monday after a driver hit a pedestrian.
An ambulance transported the pedestrian, Donna Nickerson, 50, of Wethersfield, to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said Christoper Benjamin, 46, of New Britain, was driving the vehicle. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, held on a $5,000 bond and was presented in court at GA 15 in New Britain on Tuesday.
via Man Charged With Drunken Driving After Fatal Crash | NBC Connecticut.
A 21-year-old backseat passenger died when a drunken driver crashed on the Williamsburg Bridge early Monday, police sources said.
Janice Brown, of New Haven, Conn., was in the back seat of a silver 2003 Nissan Altima when driver Ayisha Dobson, 23, oversteered a turn near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway interchange and hit a guardrail on the passenger side about 4 a.m.
Brown was thrown from the car onto the bridge roadway and died at the scene.
read more here > Drunken driving crash kills car’s passenger, 21, on Williamsburg Bridge, cops sources say – NY Daily News.
A 16-month-old girl died as the result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Waterbury Sunday night.
The incident happened around 6 p.m., on Wolcott Street at its intersection with Long Hill Road.
Police said 31-year-old Anthony Lee Faulk, of North Carolina, was driving a 2006 Chevy Impala south on Wolcott St. when he rear-ended a 1997 Mazda Protege, which was stopped at a red light heading south on Wolcott St. at Long Hill Rd.
The Mazda was being driven by 18-year-old Takiah Alaina Rollinson, of Waterbury. Nineteen-year-old Daijanique Coleman, also of Waterbury, was riding in the front passenger seat and Rollinson’s child, 16-month-old Aaliyah Santiago was strapped in a car seat in the rear.
Faulk, Rollinson, and Coleman were all treated and released from St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said Santiago was initially taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with a head injury, but was later transferred by Lifestar to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She died overnight as a result of her injuries.
read more here > PD: Toddler dies after Waterbury crash | WTNH.com Connecticut.
A 29-year-old woman was killed and four people were hurt when a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on the Staten Island Expressway crashed into another car early Monday, officials said.
Raffaella Russo, of Stamford, Conn., was killed when a 2007 Toyota traveling east in the westbound lanes of the expressway near South Avenue slammed into the car she was riding in about 2 a.m., the NYPD said.
Russo, a passenger in a 2012 Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Jared Reifschneider, 27, a Staten Island resident, who was driving the 2007 Toyota, was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide, DWI and reckless driving, police said.
via Woman Killed by Drunk Driver in Staten Island Crash, Police Say – DNAinfo.com New York.
A Suffield woman was sentenced to a year and a month in jail because of her responsibility for a fatal car accident on August 2010.
Amanda Conway was driving the car that spun out of control and collided with a tractor-trailer near I-91 in Enfield, causing the death of Conway’s passenger Alexa Crosby and injuries to passenger Ann Bauchiero. Conway will serve 13 months of a 5-year prison sentence before that sentence is suspended, followed by five years of probation, according to a clerk at the Enfield Superior Court.
read more here > Suffield Woman Sentenced in Fatal Drunk Driving Accident – The Granbys, CT Patch.
Police say one man was killed and three others injured after a woman accused of driving under the influence struck a motorcycle on Interstate 95 in southeastern Connecticut.
The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/LGP2Hf) that police say Christina Morton-Lane of Old Lyme struck a guard rail early Sunday morning, crossed over the grass onto the highway, hitting a motorcycle driven by Robert Burr of Clinton.
His bike was struck by another motorcycle. He and his passenger were ejected.
The 35-year-old Burr was declared dead at the scene. His passenger, Emily Gorin of Clinton, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Two people on the second motorcycle also were hospitalized.
Police say the 23-year-old Morton-Lane was arrested for driving under the influence. She was not injured in the crash, and it was not known if she’s represented by a lawyer.
via 1 dead, 3 injured as Conn. woman charged with DUI – Boston.com.
“You should see the other guy”
A man police say was drunk led officers on a wrong-way chase through a large swath of the central city Thursday evening before colliding head-on with a cruiser and injuring a sergeant.
Sgt. Philip Sharp suffered a knee injury and was brought by ambulance to St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment. The suspect, Demar Thompson, 37, suffered a head injury and is being treated at Bridgeport Hospital, where he remains under guard.
The chase wound its way over a circuit that stretched from Ridge Avenue in the Marina Village housing development to upper Park Avenue, with Thompson several times driving at high speed the wrong way on one-way streets.
via Cops: Drunk driver collided head-on with Bridgeport sergeant – Connecticut Post.
The woman who was charged with DUI after her car slammed through a liquor store in East Haven Friday afternoon is blaming it all on Nyquil and Armor All.
A car driven by Sharon Brooks, 63, of East Haven crossed over the sidewalk and crashed through the front entrance of Yankee Discount Liquor at 664 Foxon Road around 2:30, according to police.
The car continued halfway into the store striking the counter, crushing displays of wine, and injuring an employee inside. The worker was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with what police called minor injuries.
via Driver Charged With DUI After Liquor Store Crash | NBC Connecticut.
A judge in Norwich today sentenced a 28-year-old Lisbon man to four years in prison for causing a fatal 2009 crash in Norwich that claimed the life of a Willimantic woman.
Christopher P. Brulotte was sentenced by Judge Hunchu Kwak to 10 years suspended after four years in prison and five years of probation.
via Lisbon man gets 4 years in fatal DWI crash – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.
Repeat accused drunk driver seriously injures 79-yr-old man. Reportedly driving outside of court-restricted hours. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/northern_suburbs&id=8605258
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