A 24-year-old Ellington woman was traveling northbound on Skinner Road and had entered the rotary to continue northbound on Pinney Street. A 66-year-old Hartford man was driving a tri-axle dump truck westbound on Windsorville Road. The man failed to yield the right of way in the rotary and struck the right side of the other vehicle. There were no injuries and no tow was required for either vehicle. The man was charged with failure to grant the right of way at a rotary.
Christopher Desmond, 55, of 85 Old Town Rd., Apt. 52 in Vernon, was arrested after Troop C received a 911 call regarding the reckless operation of a white van traveling north on Route 30 in Ellington. Desmond was stopped on Minor Hill Road and was subsequently taken into custody for DWI. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane.
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A 57-year-old Somers man was traveling eastbound on Route 190 in Somers, approaching the area of Highland View Drive, when he lost control on slippery roads. The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway where it struck a utility pole and then rolled over into an embankment. There were no reported injuries and no other vehicles were involved. The man was found at fault for traveling unreasonably fast for the conditions.
A 23-year-old Ellington man and his 22-year-old passenger, an Ellington woman, were traveling northbound on Pinney Street at the intersection with Heather Road in Ellington. The man lost control on the slushy roadway and slid off the right shoulder, striking a SNET utility pole, a mailbox, and trash cans. A 53-year-old Ellington woman was also traveling northbound in the same area when she lost control on the slushy roadway and hit the other vehicle. No injuries were reported but both vehicles were towed by Bolles Motors.
The Ellington Resident State Trooper’s Office is investigating the theft of two catalytic converters from Tri-County ARC company vehicles over the weekend.