Driver who fled from cops faces series of charges
Published 5:52 pm, Sunday, September 2, 2012
A Garden Drive man who rear-ended another car and then took off because his own car was not registered, police said, faces a series of charges.
Timothy Andrews, 57, rear-ended a car on Knapps Highway when the driver stopped for a red light Thursday, police said. Initially, Andrews got out of his car, but then got back in and drove off, according to the report.
An officer spotted Andrews' car, with no front or rear license plates, driving east on Kings Highway, and activated his cruiser's lights and siren. Andrews, instead of stopping, accelerated and proceeded to drive at a high rate of speed through several stop signs.
The officer ended the pursuit when it came within a block of Stratfield School, but saw Andrews turn onto Garden Drive. Andrews clipped the bumper of a large truck parked on Garden Drive when he turned into his driveway, police said.
He told police he didn't stop because he was nervous since his car was unregistered.
Andrews was charged with following too closely, evading responsibility, engaging in pursuit, reckless driving, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of plates and failure to maintain financial responsibility. The car was towed.
He was released on a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear Sept. 11 in Bridgeport Superior Court.