|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
** UPDATE **
THREE State Troopers Injured by wrong way driver
On September 25, 2006, at approximately 12:51 a.m., State Police Troop H in
State Trooper First Class Dale Smith attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the offending vehicle only to have his cruiser intentionally struck by the evading and fleeing suspect vehicle. As a result of this collision, Trooper Smith’s cruiser was also disabled.
While fleeing on Route 159 Southbound, the offending vehicle was then located by Trooper Alexis Perez who also attempted to stop it. While trying to halt the offending vehicle, Trooper Perez made contact at which point both vehicles became disabled in the Town of
All three State Police personnel – Sgt. Hall, Trooper Smith, Trooper Perez – were transported to
The accused was transported via ambulance to
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Calvo at Troop H at (860) 534-1060.