After hitting a New Haven police officer’s car on Tuesday, a Woodbridge man came right out and told the officer that he was drunk, according to police.
Lt. Holly Wasilewski was stopped behind a vehicle that was stopped at a red light on North Frontage Road at Dwight Street at 11:20 p.m. when Scott Marsh, 42, struck her car, according to police.
The impact forced Wasilewski's car forward and into the back of the car in front of her, according to police.
The officers who responded to investigate the crash said in their report that Marsh was rude and belligerent.
They asked him if he'd perform a standardized field sobriety test.
"Why bother, I'm intoxicated," he said, according to police.
Officers then brought Marsh to police headquarters and asked him to submit to a blood alcohol test.
He refused and then refused to sign a refusal form, police said.
Marsh was charged with driving under the influence, following too closely and traveling too fast for the condition.
Wasilewski was injured and taken to Yale- New Haven Hospital for treatment, police said, and her car was heavily damaged.