Police Charge 51-Year-Old Man with Evading


Police on Tuesday arrested a 51-year-old South Salem, N.Y. man accused of striking a cyclist with his vehicle on Route 123 in April and fleeing the scene.

At about 12:51 p.m. on April 28 (a Wednesday), a motor vehicle traveling north on Smith Ridge Road near the Country Club of New Canaan struck a cyclist and left the scene, according to a police report.

The cyclist, a 56-year-old Ridgefield man, suffered abrasions among other injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Norwalk Hospital emergency room for treatment and evaluation, the report said.

Based on witness statements, police learned that the suspect vehicle was a grey, older model sedan or SUV with New York license plates possibly starting with GHE, it said.

Following an investigation led by the New Canaan Police Investigative Section, the South Salem man was identified as driver of the suspect vehicle, the report said. Police collected forensic evidence from his vehicle and obtained video surveillance from the area in order to obtain an arrest warrant on charges of evading responsibility and improper passing, it said.

He turned himself in to New Canaan Police at about 4:10 p.m. on July 13. 

Police released the man on $100,000 bond and scheduled him to appear Aug. 12 in state Superior Court.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *