FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Fairfield man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident Thursday afternoon. The suspect also struck another car while attempting to get away from pursuing officers, police said.
A driver reported he had stopped at a red light at the intersection of Black Rock Turnpike and Knapps Highway when his car was hit from behind. The two drivers began talking, before one man drove away on Knapps, police said. The victim described the car as a silver Volvo, according to police reports.
Officers saw a car that met that description on Knapps Highway near Fairfield Warde High School. When police turned on lights and sirens, the car began speeding away, turning onto Melville Avenue, police said. Officers followed the car to Garden Drive, where the vehicle struck a parked truck while turning into a driveway, police said.
The driver eventually talked to police outside his home on Garden Drive. He said he had left the scene because his car was unregistered and uninsured, according to police reports.
Timothy Andrews, 54, of Garden Drive, was charged with evading responsibility and engaging police in pursuit, both misdemeanors. He also was issued infractions for following too closely, reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, misuse of license plates and failure to meet financial responsibility. He was released after posting a $100 bond, and is due in court Sept. 11.