A Connecticut man has been arrested and charged with DUI among other traffic offenses in Bethel after allegedly crashing into a utility pole and attempting to flee the scene.

Just after 3:30 AM on Sunday morning (December 10), a press release from the Bethel Police Department says that officers responded to a report made by a concerned citizen after they witnessed a car crash into a utility pole on Putnam Park Rd.

When the police arrived, they saw that a sedan had indeed hit the pole, but the driver had apparently left the car behind and left the scene of the accident on foot. After a brief search of the area, officers say they located 32-year-old, Grosmane Hermsdorff of Bridgeport (pictured above) who reportedly admitted to them that he had been driving the vehicle and has also been drinking earlier on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

After conducting field sobriety tests on Hermsdorff, Bethel officers placed him under arrest. He has been charged with DUI, evading responsibility in a motor vehicle accident, and traveling too fast for road conditions.

The utility pole that was struck sustained significant damage and Putnam Park Rd. was closed for hours while it was being repaired.

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