A 32-year-old Bridgeport man charged in connection with a New Year’s Day crash that killed two people was under the influence of both marijuana and alcohol, according to state police.
Police id Jamain Jerry Allen, 32, was speeding when he lost control of a 2005 Nissan Altima on Interstate 95 North in Westport on New Year’s Day, traveled off the right shoulder and rolled over, down an embankment.
Two passengers were killed at the scene and a third was seriously injured, police said.
Police said hospital records confirmed that Allen was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
When police arrested Allen on Sunday, he had a small amount of marijuana in his possession, police said.
Seven charges have been filed against Allen, including second-degree vehicular manslaughter, operating a vehicle when registration or license is suspended and operating under the influence.
Bond has been set at $500,000 and Allen is due in court on July 9.