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February 2014 Archives

19-year-old man charged with a DUI in Connecticut

Driving under the influence of alcohol endangers lives. Another reminder of this occurred recently when a 19-year-old crashed into the front steps of a Connecticut home after ignoring a stop sign at an intersection. Fortunately, the careless driver did not strike another vehicle nor hit any innocent pedestrians. 

Victim of chimp attack claims government agency was negligent

The state of Connecticut is protected from lawsuits by sovereign immunity, which means that if a lawsuit against the state is to move forward, the state has to first give permission. That permission has to be granted by a special claims commissioner.

Snowy sidewalk may have been factor in fatal pedestrian accident

As part of an investigation into a fatal pedestrian accident in Manchester, Connecticut, police are working to determine whether a snow-covered sidewalk may have been a factor in the collision. According to police, a 53-year-old man was fatally hit by a vehicle as he pushed a shopping cart along the street.

Report details where DUI crashes are more likely in Connecticut

Even if you've thought about it, exactly when and where a drunk driving accident might happen may seem impossible to predict. However, reporters with NBC Connecticut looked into the state's DUI statistics and pinpointed some hot spots for DUI-related accidents. In fact, Norwich had five hot spots where a total of nearly 60 DUI crashes occurred over a three-year span. New London reportedly had three areas where the chance of a drunk driving accident was significantly greater.

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