Police arrested a man accused of leading police on a chase in Bethel while drunk with his 6-month-old child in the car.
A police officer who was working on an overtime assignment saw Randall Krizan, 49, of Bethel, speeding on Plumtrees Road in a car with heavy front end damage at noon on Wednesday.
As police investigated, they learned that he’d been in a crash on Plumtrees Road at Walnut Hill and left his license plate at the scene.
Officers chased Krizan, but could not catch him, until about 30 minutes later, when police stopped his car on Grassy Plain Street.
He failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who said his blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit, at .1474, then .1461.
The 6-month-old child who was in the car was not hurt and family members were able to pick the child up.
Krizan was charged with driving under the influence, risk of injury, evading responsibility and stop sign and unsafe backing violations.
He was released on a 10,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Nov. 27.
It's not clear if he has an attorney.