Police: Multiple Charges for Intoxicated New Canaan Man Who Resisted Arrest After Leaving Crash Scene

Police on Saturday arrested a 36-year-old New Canaan man who appeared intoxicated at home and resisted arrest following a single-car crash in town.

Ata bout 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 2, officers were dispatched to the area of 123 Forest St.—a residential area about halfway between Heritage Hill Road and Locust Avenue—on a report of a northbound vehicle that had traveled onto the sidewalk and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

Multiple eyewitnesses saw the crash, and saw the driver exit his Jeep Wrangler, survey the damage and then leave the scene, according to a police report.

Witnesses provided the license plate on the Jeep as well as photos of the vehicle driving away from the crash site, the report said.

Officers launched an investigation that included collecting evidence at the scene, and identified the driver as a Smith Ridge Road man, it said.

At his house, officers were able to match parts of the Jeep located at the crash with damage to the black Jeep Wrangler in the driveway, the report said.

On speaking with the man at his residence, police said, he appeared intoxicated and wasn’t compliant when officers asked him to get up from the couch and walk outside, the report said.

He resisted being handcuffed, pulling his arms away from officers as they tried to secure him, it said.

Eventually he was cuffed and taken into custody.

Police charged him with interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and evading responsibility. He additionally was cited for failure to drive right.

Police released the man on $5,000 bond and scheduled him to appear Dec. 14 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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