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Wallingford – DUI Suspect Admitted To Using Heroin

The man charged with fatally hitting a cyclist in Wallingford just admitted he used heroin before the crash.

The incident happened on May 25 when 37-year-old David Carelli, who was riding his bicycle on South Turnpike Road, was hit and fatally injured by 35-year-old Derek Fries from Meriden. Carelli was thrown off his bike and off the road. He sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital a short while later. According to police, Fries has admitted to using heroin before the fatal incident, corroborating the police’s discovery of drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle Fries was driving. His case is ongoing and is scheduled to appear in court on June 14.

Injuries caused by suspects using illegal or regulated substances while driving strengthens any personal injury claims filed by victims or their families. It pays to take note of these scenarios in case this happens to us or our loved ones.

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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