PLAINVILLE - A Southington man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to nearly causing multiple car accidents when he recklessly sped away from police last summer.
Glenn Ciezynski, 28, Southington, was sentenced to six months in prison during his hearing in Bristol Superior Court. The sentence was part of a plea deal worked out with state prosecutors.
Ciezynski pleaded guilty to one count of engaging police in pursuit. In exchange, a number of charges were dropped, including interfering with police, reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign, failure to obey a traffic control signal, failure to drive right and no passing zone.
According to police, an officer on Aug. 30 saw Ciezynski, driving on North Washington Street, cross over the yellow center lines and go through a red light at the intersection of West Main Street. When this happened, he came within about a foot of striking another vehicle heading in the opposite direction.
The officer then turned on his lights and sirens, as the vehicle headed west on West Main Street, in an attempt to pull it over. Ciezynski, according to police, then accelerated, went into the opposite side of traffic and passed two vehicles, including a transit bus, causing two other vehicles traveling eastbound to swerve and nearly crash.
Ciezynski, police said, then ignored a stop sign and got onto Route 72. At this point, the officer decided not to pursue him. While still in view, police said, Ciezynski could be seen driving very fast, while weaving in and out of traffic.
Ciezynski, of 1098 Savage St., was arrested about two weeks after the chase.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.