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Naugatuck man faces DUI charges after 4-vehicle crash on I-95 in New Haven

State police were notified of a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 Southbound, near exit 46 in New Haven on Thursday evening.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Naugatuck man was arrested on DUI charges after a four-vehicle collision.

Connecticut state police were notified of a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 Southbound, near exit 46 in New Haven on Thursday around 7:30 p.m.

A Jeep Patriot Sport, operated by Justin Sollenne, 30, of Naugatuck, was traveling in the left lane of six on I-95, north of exit 46, state police said. Then, the Jeep sideswiped a Honda Accord in the second lane from the left, causing the Honda to be pushed to the right and collided with a Toyota Rav4 in the second lane from the right. The Honda began to spin uncontrollably and was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling in the far right lane, troopers said.

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The drivers and passengers of the Toyota and Honda reportedly had minor injuries and all were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment. The tractor-trailer driver and Sollenne did not report any injuries, troopers said.

Troopers arrived at the scene and asked Sollenne to perform a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which troopers said he did not perform well.

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As a result, he was placed under arrest and charged with violations of operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

Though Sollenne was released on a $500 non-surety bond, he is scheduled to appear at New Haven Superior Court on Aug. 19.

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