SOUTHINGTON - A local man has been accused of crashing into another vehicle while intoxicated before leaving the scene and hitting a large rock, a fire hydrant and a tree.
Jason Galonski, 32, turned himself in this week on a warrant in connection with an incident in September. He has been charged with driving under the influence, evading responsibility, failure to grant half of the highway, third-degree criminal mischief, improper turn, failure to obey a stop sign and failure to drive in the proper lane.
According to police, Galonski was driving south on Oak Street on Sept. 28 when he allegedly struck another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. He then drove away without stopping, police allege.
According to police, Galonski then continued east on Academy Street without stopping at a stop sign at the Oak Street intersection, where he struck a large rock and a fire hydrant. He then allegedly turned south on Academy Lane and crossed the yellow center lines before striking a tree off the east side of the roadway, where his vehicle came to rest, police said.
Galonski was taken to an area hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police. An investigation showed that he was intoxicated during the incident, police said.
Galonski is free on $1,000 bond, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Jan. 2.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.