Police: Drunk New Milford Man Hits Tree, Knocks Young Passenger Out
In the early morning hours of Friday (February 2) Sheriff Deputy Ronald Yeager was on patrol in the town of Southeast when he was dispatched to Cameron’s Deli in Southeast.
A Putnam County press release reports that when the deputy arrived, he found that EMTs were already treating a 22-year-old unconscious woman inside of a severely damaged 2004 Toyota Camry. The rear passenger door had been "severely dented and the window was shattered." When she was revived, she began to complain of head and neck pain and was transported to Putnam Hospital Center.
Police say that the driver of the car, 22-year-old Maxwell Archer of New Milford, CT, had been standing at the scene with another woman who was allegedly another passenger of the vehicle. Upon investigation, police allegedly found an open bottle of whiskey inside the Camry. When police asked Archer what had happened he allegedly told them that he had hit a tree on Route 312 but he could not recall where that tree was. Police said that Maxwell’s blood alcohol level was allegedly .12 percent after a breathalyzer.
Archer now faces several charges including one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury auto accident and two counts of driving while intoxicated, all misdemeanors. He was also issued a summons for an Open Container of Alcohol.
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