Drunken Driver Hits 2 Pedestrians in Norwalk: Police

Walter Veliz Norwalk mug shot
Norwalk Police

A drunken driver hit two pedestrians and a parked car in Norwalk early this morning and both people who were struck have serious injuries, according to police.

The pedestrians were on West Avenue when the driver hit them at 1:07 p.m. and they were transported to Norwalk Hospital. Police have identified the suspected driver as 31-year-old Walter Veliz, of Norwalk, who does not have a driver’s license.

Police said his blood-alcohol level was .1852, which is more than twice the legal limit. He was not injured.

Veliz was charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, reckless driving and operating without a license. Bond was set at $75,000.

Anyone who witnessed the crash should call Officer Wasilewski at 203-854-3035.

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