Driver gets more charges after hitting CCSU student

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:31
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - A Middletown driver is facing more charges after he allegedly struck a Central Connecticut State University student in early December.

Sergiy Svystun, 29, of 163 Oak Ridge Drive, Middletown, was arrested after officers responding to a report found 21-year-old Matthew McGovern unconscious on the ground, police said.

McGovern, of Unionville, was walking in the area of Fenn Road and Myra Cohen Way around 5:15 p.m. Dec. 3 when he was hit, police said.

He was taken to an area hospital.

Svystun, who remained at the scene after the accident, was arrested on an operating under the influence charge after the initial investigation. He was served with an arrest warrant Tuesday morning charging him with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, second-degree reckless endangerment and violating a traffic signal in connection with the accident.

He was released after posting $25,000 bond following his arraignment in New Britain Superior Court Tuesday.

Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:31. Updated: Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:33.