3-Year-Old Injured When Impaired Driver Hits Car: Police


A 3-year-old girl was badly injured when an impaired driver hit the car she was in on Route 44 in Colebrook Thursday night, according to state police.

State police said the driver of a Dodge Ram was under the influence when he lost control of his pickup just after 10 p.m. Thursday, crossed from the westbound to the eastbound side of the road and collided with a Honda Accord that had swerved onto the shoulder of the road.

The 25-year-old Bristol woman who was driving the Honda and a 5-year-old girl who was in the back seat of her car were transported to Waterbury Hospital. The state police report says their injuries are believed to be minor.

LifeStar transported the 3-year-old girl who was also in the back seat of the Honda to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, state police said.

State police identified the driver of the pickup as 23-year-old Frank Rose, of Catskill, New York, and said he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He was not injured and was released on a $100,000 bond.

He is due in court on Oct. 20.

State police are still investigating and said additional charges are possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call 860-626-1820.

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