Fairfield cop crashes en route to report of boy with knife
Updated 12:37 pm, Monday, February 13, 2012
A Fairfield police sergeant was injured Sunday night in a two-car crash on Interstate 95.
Sgt. Edward Weihe was en route to a domestic violence call on I-95 southbound near the Fairfield rest area when he lost control of the police cruiser he was driving about 8:45 p.m. and struck the highway's Jersey barrier before coming to a rest, State Police said.
As Weihe lost control, a 38-year-old Meriden woman driving a black Hyundai Elentra also lost control and spun into the barrier.
Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, a Fairfield police spokeswoman, said Weihe was treated and released.
Weihe had activated his cruiser's lights and sirens while responding to a call about a 12-year-old boy threatening to kill himself and injure his sister and mother following an argument over computer use. Lussier said Weihe was traveling via I-95 to get to the call at the Ross Hill Road home quickly.
When other officers arrived at the home, they found a kitchen knife outside the front door. The 12-year-old was charged with breach of peace and was scheduled to appear in juvenile court Tuesday.
Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tracy said Companies 1 and 2 responded to the accident scene, along with an American Medical Response ambulance.
The highway incident is being investigated by State Police.