“Ice Missile” Hits Car on I-91 in New Haven

State police are responding to Interstate 91 South in New Haven to check on a driver whose car was damaged by a sheet of ice that fell off another vehicle.

Police said the ice hit the car near exit 6 and the offending driver left the scene. A photo from the scene shows damage to the windshield and roof of the car.

Connecticut law requires drivers to clear snow and ice from vehicles before driving on streets or highways and anyone who does not is subject to a $75 fine.

Should snow or ice come off one private vehicle and cause injury or property damage to another, the driver can be fined between $200 and $1,000 per offense. If the ice comes off a commercial motor vehicle and causes injury or property damage, the operator can be fined $500 to $1,200 for each offense.

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