Teen Charged With Recklessly Driving ATV at Track Meet

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    East Haven Police Department
    Nicholas Arcand, 18, is accused of recklessly driving his ATV at East Haven High School during a track meet Saturday.

    An 18-year-old is facing charges after driving his ATV during a track meet at East Haven High School and forcing spectators to jump out of the way, according to police.

    Police said Nicholas Arcand was riding his quad at the high school around 5:20 p.m. May 9 and covering his face with a piece of clothing in an apparent effort to hide his identity.

    When an on-duty officer approached, Arcand headed toward the west end of the school and began driving so recklessly, people in the area had to duck out of the way, according to police.

    Officers at the scene said the area was crowded with cars and spectators.

    Police said Arcand left the area and continued onto Route 80/Foxon Road, where he sped up and passed several cars before crossing into North Branford.

    Officers found Arcand at his home. He initially lied to police about his involvement in the incident, then admitted to driving the ATV and directed officers to the vehicle hidden in his backyard, police said.

    Police arrested Arcand and confiscated the ATV.

    Arcand is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, operating with a suspended license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

    He was released on $1,500 bond and is due in court May 21.