A man is facing a serious charge following a head-on crash in the town of Shelton. Connecticut police arrested the 29-year-old man, who is now facing a DUI charge as well as several other charges related to the incident. He was scheduled to appear in court on March 18 for the beginning of his trial. It is unknown whether he retained criminal defense counsel before that date.
According to the limited information available, it appears the man was traveling southbound on River Road in Shelton around 7 p.m. on the evening of March 4 when the accident occurred. Apparently, his vehicle went over the center line, and he struck a northbound car head-on. Two people in the struck vehicle needed to be extricated by emergency personnel. Both individuals suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The accused man’s condition was not mentioned in the report, but it was confirmed that police on the scene believed he was driving while under the influence. They also say they found cocaine in his possession, but this has not been corroborated at this time. He faces charges including DUI, possession of narcotics and failure to drive in the proper lane. He has since been released on $2,000 ahead of his court date.
If the man is found guilty of the DUI charge alone, he could lose his license and even face jail time. This is why a criminal defense attorney will be present for his court appearances, to work to build a compelling case in his defense. The attorney will work with Connecticut authorities to gain a clearer picture of how the accident occurred in an effort to ensure all the facts are taken into account as part of their defense.