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Meriden – Possible DUI In Recent Crash

Authorities just released more details regarding last Monday’s crash in Meriden that seriously injured a teen.

A 17-year-old was seriously hurt after the vehicle he was riding in, a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, swerved off the roadway, crashing into two utility poles before coming to a stop in the area of 231 North Wall Street. Officials have now identified 65-year-old James Bailey of Milton Drive as the driver of the vehicle, while the teen passenger is his foster son. The victim hit his head on one of the utility poles. He was transported by responders to Hartford Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. Officials who arrived on-site performed a sobriety test on Bailey which he failed. He was immediately arrested and is currently released on bond. He is facing charges of assault and DUI, and is scheduled to appear in court on October 15.

Driving under the influence is, obviously, a serious offense, and authorities should always assume a strong stance against these offenders, making sure they are brought to justice. The fact that the victim in this incident is related to the suspect complicates this case, but should not detract from the fact that injured parties in this and other similar cases have legal options at their disposal. Victims or their next of kin can consult legal experts to determine what their best courses of action are.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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