Two drivers both trying to bow out of a game of "chicken" in their cars swerved in the same direction and crashed in Orange; now, they are facing more than the label of "chicken" deemed in the dangerous game's rules -- charges, including a DUI arrest for one of them, according to police.
Daniel Nagorski, 38, of Orange, and Olivia Bones, 19, of Waterbury, are both facing reckless driving charges and Nagorski was charged with a DUI.
Police responded to a head-on two-car crash on Kennedy Drive in Orange on Dec. 9 at 1:29 p.m. and determined the drivers had been playing "chicken." In the game, two vehicles drive toward each other until one of them swerves to avoid a collision, then dubbed the "chicken," police said.
However, in this game, both drivers swerved in the same direction, striking each other's vehicles head-on, police said.
Police took both drivers into custody. They charged both with reckless driving and failure to drive in the proper lane. Nagorski was also charged with DUI, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and failure to provide an insurance card, police said.