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West Hartford Police Arrest Driver Attempting to Flee Crash Scene

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A Glastonbury man who was involved in a crash Sunday night faces charges that include evading responsibility, operating a vehicle under the influence and improper storage of a pistol.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police apprehended a Glastonbury man Sunday night who was attempting to flee the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Park Road and Oakwood Avenue, and he now faces multiple charges.

Police said they arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the area of Oakwood Avenue and Park Road at 8:53 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, and took Matthew Tetreault, 36, of Glastonbury, into custody as he was attempting to leave the scene of the crash on foot.

The driver of the other vehicle, who was not identified, was transported to an area hospital with what police called “minor injuries.”

Tetreault has been charged with second-degree beach of peace, interfering with an officer, improper storage of a pistol in a motor vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control signal, illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and evading responsibility of an accident with injuries.

Police said Tetreault was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond and has a June 30 court appearance scheduled.

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