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Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/26/2007

ARREST MADE IN WRONG WAY DRIVER ACCIDENT

    

     On Monday, February 5, 2007, at approximately 4:49 a.m. a motor vehicle accident occurred on I91 northbound just south of exit 13 near the Wallingford-North Haven town lines. As a result of accident one of the two operators involved was killed and the other operator was seriously injured.

     State Police Troopers responded to the accident scene and began an investigation which included the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad. The initial accident investigation revealed that a vehicle being operated by Israel Quintero was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I91 when it impacted into a northbound vehicle being driven by Alan Broome.  Broome was pronounced deceased at the scene and Quintero was transported to Yale-New haven Hospital with serious injuries.

     Troopers assigned to investigate this accident prepared an arrest warrant for Quintero and presented the warrant to the court. That arrest warrant was granted by the court.

     On Monday February 26th, 2007 Quintero was released from the hospital at which time he was taken into custody by State Troopers and presented at the Meriden Superior Court G.A. 7.

Arrested:      Israel Quintero   age 29    d.o.b.  04/03/1977

                       981 Ella Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT

Charges:         Misconduct with a Motor Vehicle

                       Manslaughter 2nd Degree while Intoxicated  

                       Driving while under the influence

                       Driving Wrong Way on Divided Highway                       

                       Illegal Possession of a Number Plate

                       Misuse of a Number Plate 

                       Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

                       Operating a Motor Vehicle without Insurance

                       Operating without a License

$1,000,000 court set bond, presented at G.A. 7 Meriden    ###end###