MIDDLETOWN >> A man accused of driving through an intersection and ignoring a red light while under the influence of alcohol appeared to try and leave the scene of the crash, according to city police.
Nathan Regnier, 42, of Cubeta Road, Middletown, was arrested July 27 and charged with operating under the influence, failure to submit to fingerprinting, failure to obey traffic controls and interfering with an officer, police said.
A witness claimed a Subaru driven by Regnier ran a red light, striking another vehicle. He then allegedly tried to push his car out of the intersection while “out of it,” and did not notice the damage to his vehicle, a witness told police.
Authorities say Regnier had blood shot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. After telling police he had drank a few shots of Canadian whiskey earlier in the day, he failed field sobriety tests, according to the report.
Regnier allegedly fought arrest, tried to hit an officer and refused to undergo fingerprinting or take a sobriety test. He was issued a $50,000 bail and given a court date of July 28.
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