Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes Car in North Haven

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    A wrong-way driver sideswiped a car on the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in North Haven, causing a crash late Thursday morning, police said.

    Michael S. Cohen, of Hartford, 50, was traveling the wrong way on Route 15 North when  hit the side of a vehicle Christopher Adam DeChamps, 34, of Ansonia, was driving between Exits 63 and 64, police said. Cohen's car struck a metal rail at the center divider as a result, police said.

    Cohen continued driving and turned around to take Exit 64 into Wallingford, where police stopped him, according to the accident report. Police took him into custody on multiple motor vehicle charges and brought him to State Police Troop I in Bethany. Plunskes Garage, of Wallingford, towed the Acura he was in.

    Police said there were no injuries. The Chevrolet Impala that DeChamps was driving was damaged on the left side but in good enough condition to be driven, according to police. The car was registered to Valley Livery and Limo in Ansonia.

    Police did not release Cohen's charges but said that he was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 13.