Trumbull man charged for April car accident in Fairfield

Nicholas Reich, of Trumbull, was charged with operating under the influence, evading responsibility, and failure to drive in the proper lane on June 23, 2017, by Fairfield Police.
Nicholas Reich, of Trumbull, was charged with operating under the influence, evading responsibility, and failure to drive in the proper lane on June 23, 2017, by Fairfield Police.Contributed / Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD — A Trumbull man has been charged in connection with an April car accident on Rodgers Road.

According to Fairfield Police, Nicholas Reich, 26, of Lawrence Road, in Trumbull, was driving down Rodgers Road around 2:30 a.m. when he hit two parked cars with his Audi and then left the scene. Police found debris from his car at the scene, along with a pay stub from his employer. A check with the Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed the car was owned by Reich. Trumbull Police checked his residence, but he was not home.

Fairfield officers were then contacted by Bridgeport Police, who said the Audi they were looking for was involved in a serious accident on Frenchtown Road in Bridgeport just before 3 a.m. Reich, who suffered a serious head injury, had to be extricated by the Bridgeport Fire Department. According to the report, he hit a ledge wall with his car.

Police obtained a search warrant for Reich’s blood, and tests showed evidence of marijuana and benzodiasapene and a blood alcohol content of .21, almost three times the legal limit of .08.

Reich was charged with operating under the influence, evading responsibility, and failure to drive in the proper lane in connection with the Fairfield accident. Reich turned himself in a police headquarters June 23. He was released on a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on July 11.