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DUI Crash Causes Multiple MVA’s on I-91 North in Middletown, One Involving an Ambulance

By Connecticut State Police

(July 24, 2022) — On July 22, 2022 at 12:42 p.m., Troop H responded to I-91 northbound in the area of exit 20 for a motor vehicle into a guardrail. While the ambulance was arriving on scene, it was struck on the rear driver side. One of the vehicles involved in that crash subsequently struck another vehicle while being moved from its initial crash. Due to motor vehicle charges only, no mug shot was taken.

Vehicle #1 was traveling on I-91 northbound approximately one half mile prior to exit 20, in an unknown lane of three, in the City of Middletown. Vehicle #1 drove off the left shoulder and collided with the metal beam guide rail and then drove off the right shoulder and collided with the metal beam guide rail. Vehicle #1 then came to an uncontrolled final rest in the right shoulder. Operator #1 was assisted out of the vehicle by a Good Samaritan and sat on the metal beam guide rail. Operator #1 fell off the guide rail and fell down the embankment. Minor injuries were sustained to Operator #1 and she was transported from the scene to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Through the course of the investigation it was determined that Operator #1 was under the influence of drugs. Suspected drugs were also located within Vehicle #1. Operator #1 was taken into custody and charged in violation of C.G.S. 14- 215 Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, 14-236 Failure to Maintain Proper Lane, 14-227(a) Operating Under the Influence, and 21a-279(a) Illegal Possession. She was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on September 6, 2022.

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