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Woman In Stolen DOT Truck Crashed in North Haven: State Police

Lights on a police car, Jan. 27, 2022.

A Hartford woman is accused of stealing a Connecticut Department of Transportation vehicle and crashing it in North Haven on Thursday and has been arrested.

State police said troopers received a call around 10:20 a.m. after the truck was taken from Route 40, near exit 1.

As officers were responding to the area, they were notified that the DOT vehicle, a GMC 3500HB, had been involved in a crash with another vehicle at Bailey Road and Elm Street. North Haven police responded to the scene.

The driver of the second car reported minor injuries, according to state police.

The person driving the DOT truck was taken into custody.

State police said she is suspected of being under the influence of a drug or alcohol and hit a Seymour police officer in the face when she was being processed.

She was also charged with larceny in the first degree, assault on a public safety officer and additional charges.

Bond was set at $25,000.

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