Head On Collision Driver Leaves The Scene and then Crashes Into A House

This article was published on: 12/10/17 1:55 PM by Mike Minarsky

On December 9, 2017 at approximately 5:24 PM members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to a report of a head on crash on Canterbury Rd in Plainfield. While officers were responding to the crash they were advised that one of the vehicles, a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup, had fled the scene. A short time later the Plainfield Police Department received multiple calls regarding a vehicle hitting a mailbox, three parked cars and then a house on Packerville Rd. It was reported that after striking the house the vehicle continued down an embankment, struck several trees, a stone wall and ultimately became disabled behind the residence.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle that evaded the scene on Canterbury Rd was the same vehicle that was involved in the incident on Packerville Rd. The operator of the vehicle, 52 year old Michael P. Lach of Canterbury, CT, was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and subsequently placed under arrest.

There were no injuries reported in the Canterbury Rd crash or Packerville Rd incident.

Lach was charged with evading responsibility, failure to drive right and operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He is scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court on 12/26/17.

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