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Bridgeport Man Tells Officer He Shot Up Before Fairfield Crash, Police Say

Jose Natal
Jose Natal Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was charged in a November car accident, in which he told police he had injected himself with heroin just before the crash, police said Monday.

Jose Natal, 60, of Monroe Street, was arrested on a warrant in Bridgeport and transported to Fairfield in connection with the Nov. 4 incident, police said.

Police said Natal was in the left lane traveling west on the Post Road around 10:42 p.m., when he crossed the double yellow line and crashed into an eastbound car near Shoreham Village Drive.

Officers at the scene thought he may have had a medical emergency and he told them he had just used heroin, police said.

Natal was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said. He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 2.

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