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Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Seriously Injured Moped Rider

New Haven Police Department

A 53-year-old driver is facing a DUI charge after a crash that may have paralyzed a moped rider.

Police said the crash happened on Columbus Avenue near White Street around 3 p.m. The driver hit the moped while turning left, according to police.

The 69-year-old victim suffered head trauma and may be partially paralyzed.

The driver, identified as 53-year-old Walter Reid, stayed on scene. Police said he failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. Other charges are pending.

Reid was released on a promise to appear. The crash remains under investigation.

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