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Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After She Ran Into Multiple Children in Connecticut: Police

Connecticut Woman Accused of Running Car Into Group of Pedestrians
Source: Bridgeport Police Department; UNSPLASH

Connecticut woman accused of driving drunk and crashing vehicle into group of people.

Aug. 31 2023, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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A Connecticut woman has been arrested after she ran her vehicle into a small group of pedestrians, including multiple children, while allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to authorities.

Around 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, police received multiple 911 calls regarding an accident that involved a group of pedestrians in Bridgeport, the Hartford Courant reported.

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The group of pedestrians included about five children and multiple adults, police said.

According to authorities, some of the victims were treated at the scene, while others were transported to a nearby hospital.

Police said none of the reported injuries were considered life-threatening.


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The Bridgeport Police Department announced that 31-year-old Crystal Dejesus was arrested and is facing a slew of charges, including a DUI, seven counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, four counts of risk of injury to a minor, operating without insurance, reckless driving, failure to drive in proper lane, operating without a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and falsifying vehicle registration.

Dejesus was booked into jail and is being held on a $42,000 bond, officials said.


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