Update: According to the state’s attorney, the evading responsibility charge against Mr. Fieber was dismissed and the case against Mrs. Fieber was dismissed.
A New Canaan man was charged on a warrant Tuesday with leaving the scene of a two-car accident downtown May 10.
William D. Fieber, 52, of Ponus Ridge, New Canaan, turned himself in at Police Department headquarters and was charged with evading responsibility and following too close, police said. He was released on a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 30 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Initially, Fieber's wife, the registered owner of the car, was charged in connection with the accident. According to police, Fieber rear-ended another car at Post and Sanford streets. Rather than exchanging information with the other driver in the incident, the driver, later determined to be William Fieber, left the scene, police said. The victim, however, got the registration number of the car that left the scene. Police left messages for the owner and New Canaan police.
The next day, Fieber came to headquarters with his lawyer, who would not allow him to be questioned regarding the accident. Several messages were then left for his wife, Jessica, since she is owner of the car, but police said calls were not returned. Under state statutes, a warrant was obtained for Jessica Fieber, charging her with liability for the acts of another person. She turned herself in Aug. 17. Four days later, William Fieber returned to police headquarters and gave a written statement acknowledging that he was the driver of the car the night of the accident. A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued.