Reckless Driving Charge for New Canaan Man, 62


Police late Tuesday arrested a 62-year-old New Canaan man and charged him with reckless driving.

At about 11:07 p.m. on May 24, officers were dispatched to Cherry Street at Locust Avenue on a report of a single-car crash into a tree, police said.

The driver himself called dispatch to report the crash and said he’d fallen asleep while driving, police said.

Following an investigation, police determined that the man was in violation of reckless driving. Under state law, “no person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway … recklessly, having regard to the width, traffic and use of such highway, road, school property or parking area, the intersection of streets and the weather conditions.” 

It wasn’t immediately clear how fast the vehicle was traveling. 

Police took the man into custody and transported him to police headquarters. He was released on $250 bond and scheduled to appear June 3 in state Superior Court. 

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