Bristol man charged in hit-and-run involving parked vehicle

Published on Friday, 15 June 2018 20:29
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

BRISTOL - A Bristol man was arrested over last weekend in connection with a hit-and-run.

Brandon Ashley, 36, of 20 Dudley St., has been accused of drunkenly crashing into a parked vehicle and leaving the scene last Saturday, at about 7:53 p.m., at the intersection of Summer Street and Prospect Place.

No injuries were reported.

Ashley, who is on parole after a 2015 conviction for sale of narcotics, was pulled over on West Street shortly after the accident, according to the police report. He appeared to be intoxicated, as he was slurring his speech to the point that an officer had to ask him multiple times to repeat himself, the report said.

Ashley, police said in the report, refused to take a field sobriety test. He initially denied drinking before admitting he had consumed a “large amount of alcohol,” according to the report.

Ashley was then arrested on charges of operating under the influence, evading responsibility, operating without a license and making an improper turn. He was held in custody over the remainder of the weekend and arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court.

During the hearing, court officials said Ashley was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by five years of special parole, in 2015 after pleading guilty to sale of narcotics.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 15 June 2018 20:29. Updated: Friday, 15 June 2018 20:32.