Police Blotter: Driver Arrested for DUI, Suspended License

A local man was arrested earlier this month after making an illegal turn on Roast Meat Hill Road in Killingworth.


Monday, Feb. 6

Police are investigating a hit and run accident on Route 145 in Chester. According to a police report, a driver from Killingworth was traveling northbound near the intersection of Routes 145/148 when another driver attempted to pass her vehicle in a no passing zone. Subsequently, the two cars were involved in a collision. The driver of the second vehicle left before police arrived to investigate but has been found at fault of the accident. No injuries were reported.

Friday, Feb. 10

Jesse Bartlett, 19, of 167 Main Street, Rockfall, was arrested by Meriden Police on an outstanding. Following his arrest, Bartlett was transported to Troop F state police barracks and charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane. According to a report, Bartlett was wanted for an incident on Nov. 6, 2011 along Route 66 in Middlefield. 

Robert Kidder, 45, of 115 Ironworks Road, Clinton, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operation of a motor vehicle with suspended license, failure to wear a seat belt and unsafe backing. According to police, Kidder was observed backing up in the roadway along Roast Meat Hill Road in Killingworth and was subsequently pulled over. Police detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath, a report says. Police discovered that Kidder's license had been suspended and he failed a field sobriety test, police say.

Sunday, Feb. 12

State police investigated an accident along Route 81 in which two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. According to a report, at approximately 11:42 a.m., Richard Weems, 28, of West Haven was traveling northbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle turning left into the Killingworth Veterinary Hospital on the left. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were towed from the scene, the report says. Weems was issued an infraction for unsafe passing.

Monday, Feb. 13

A Wallingford man was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital after crashing his truck on Route 68 in Durham. According to police, 55-year-old Alfred Michalowski was headed west when he lost control of his 2001 Chevy S10 and struck a tree near the intersection of Old Wallingford Road. Michalowski suffered an injury to his right eye, a report says. He was issued an infraction for failure to drive right.


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