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Mystic – DUI Suspect Denied License

A DUI suspect with a driving request was denied by a judge in Mystic yesterday.

73-year-old Carol M. Belli of Groton has been denied her driving request by a judge. She is currently facing charges, including DUI, in connection with a March 9 incident where she hit and killed a couple on Route 27 (Greenmanville Avenue) while driving her car. Superior Court Judge Karyl Carrasquilla denied her driving request, emphasizing alcohol was involved in the incident.

This case highlights how state and local laws prioritize motorist and pedestrian safety over other concerns. Following this and other cases inform us of our rights and legal options as pedestrians if ever we or our loved ones are involved in similar situations.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Mystic – Complaint Filed After Crash

Yesterday, a complaint was filed in a New London Superior Court related to a DUI crash that injured and killed an elderly couple in Mystic.

Seth and Joanna Wakeman of Stonington were in front of Latitude 41 Restaurant on Greenmanville Avenue (also known as Route 27) when they were hit by a car driven by Carol M. Belli. The elderly couple was killed in the incident. Belli was discovered to be under the influence at that time and has since been charged with DUI by officials. But Belli has yet to be charged in connection to the couple’s death, the main premise of the complaint. The plaintiff (Wakemans’ estate) and respondent (Stonington Police) have since released statements and the complaint is scheduled for its first hearing on June 17.

Aggrieved parties (family members or relatives) are entitled to file wrongful death claims under the right circumstances in this state. If negligence, reckless driving or DUI can be established, then expert legal counsel can help us with this option.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.

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