Drunken Driver Critically Injures Man in New Haven Hit-and-Run: Cops

stanesha hallett
New Haven Police Department

A New Haven woman was driving with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when she struck and critically injured a 29-year-old man in the city Monday evening, then left the scene and called 911 to report what she had done, according to police.

Stanesha Hallett, 27, of New Haven, told police she had drunk two "Natty Ice" beers prior to the crash Monday evening. Investigators found an empty can in her car and said Hallett's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

Hallett is accused of hitting a 29-year-old New Haven man in the area of Orange and Bradley streets around 7:20 p.m. Monday. Police said she left the scene in her black Honda Accord, then called 911 and admitted what had happened.

Police said the victim suffered severe injuries and broke all four limbs. He remains in critical condition at the hospital.

Hallett was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, evading responsibility and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle.

It's not clear if Hallett has an attorney.

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