FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The driver involved in a Fairfield accident that hurled a pedestrian through a car’s windshield now faces assault and motor vehicle charges, according to police.
The incident occurred early in the morning Jan. 27, when a man was hit by a passing car while crossing the intersection of Castle and Longfellow avenues, police said.
Paramedics and Fairfield firefighters had to pull the pedestrian from the car after his head and upper torso became lodged in its windshield after the collision, according to police reports.
The car’s driver, Chad Reck, 21, of Andrassy Avenue, was still at the scene when police arrived, police said. Officers said they smelled the odor of alcohol on Reck, and he failed field sobriety tests at the scene, according to police reports.
At the time, he was charged with driving under the influence. He has not yet entered a plea in the case, according to court records.
After an investigation, Fairfield Police charged Reck with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, a felony; operating an unregistered vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign, both violations.
His bond was set at $10,000, and he is due in court for those charges on March 8.