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Passed Out Driver Flees Police, Crashes Vehicle In New Canaan, Police Say

A driver who was passed out in a vehicle on a roadway fled from police and then crashed.
A driver who was passed out in a vehicle on a roadway fled from police and then crashed. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

An erratic driver who fled from police in Fairfield County landed in the hospital following a crash.

The incident took place around 1:47 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, when the New Canaan Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Ponus Ridge Road on a report of an erratic operator, said Lt. Jason Ferraro.

Responding units observed a light-colored minivan stopped on Ponus Ridge Road with the operator initially unresponsive in the driver's seat, Ferraro said.

After the driver became responsive he drove away from the officers on scene.

The vehicle subsequently drove off the road and over a stone wall, down an embankment, and came to rest after impacting a utility pole. At that time the car ignited into flames, Ferraro said.

The driver was removed from the vehicle by rescue personnel.

They were then transported to the Norwalk emergency room for an evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time the crash is under investigation.  

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