Cops check if alcohol played role in crash that sent 2 to hospital
Updated 12:20 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Police are investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor in a Villa Avenue accident that sent two people to the hospital Monday night.
Monica Negron, 40, of Dewey Street in Bridgeport, was traveling east on Villa Avenue, at what several witnesses told police was a high rate of speed. Negron, whose 2-year-old son was in the car, crossed over the street's double-yellow traffic line into approaching traffic and struck a sedan head on.
When officers arrived at the scene, the driver of the sedan was outside of her car, with a small cut on her arm, according to the report.
Farther down the road they found Negron lying on a lawn across from where her car came to a rest after hitting a curb. Police said her left eye was black and swollen, and she was crying, "They're going to take away my son." Her son, who had a red mark on his neck, was turned over to his father's care, and the state Department of Children and Families notified.
There was an unopened bottle of wine in Negron's car, police said, and another empty container that smelled like alcohol, according to the report. The report also indicated there was an odor of alcohol on Negron's breath, and police said they will apply for a warrant to obtain her blood-alcohol level.
None of the injuries suffered by either driver in the accident was life-threatening, police said.
No charges have been filed as of Tuesday, but the accidents remains under investigation.