New Haven – Charges Filed Following Pedestrian Incident
Multiple charges have been filed against a motorist who struck a pedestrian in New Haven early Sunday morning.
At around 3:00 a.m., a 42-year-old pedestrian was walking on Dixwell Avenue, between Argyle and Gibbs Streets, when she was hit by a vehicle with three occupants. The victim was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where she currently remains in critical condition. A passenger in the striking vehicle sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized, while the third occupant was not hurt. The driver, 37-year-old Lucille Patterson, was later arrested by authorities and is currently facing charges of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. Patterson is scheduled to appear in court on March 5.
Regardless of circumstances, driving under the influence is a serious violation and should not be tolerated. As a form of negligence, offenders should be taken off the road and face charges or claims that will help their victims cope and find closure. This process can involve various ramifications that can be explained by legal experts.
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