More Charges Filed in Crash That Injured CCSU Student

Police have filed more charges against a Middletown man accused of driving drunk and hitting a Central Connecticut State University student in Newington on the night of Saturday, Dec. 3.

Sergiy Svystun, 30, of Middletown, is accused of hitting 21-year-old Matthew McGovern, a resident of Unionville and CCSU student, at 7:17 p.m. at Fenn Road and Myra Cohen Way, according to police. 

McGovern was on the ground and unconscious when police arrived. He was transported to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.

Svystun was initially charged with operating under the influence and has now been charged with second-degree assault, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and other charges.

He was detained on $150,000 bond.

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