Man Accused of Giving Teen Booze, Asking Her to Lie About Crash

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South Windsor police have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of giving a teen alcohol and asking her to cover for him when he hit a utility pole, according to police.

Gary Guerrette, 42, of Enfield, has been charged in connection with a crash in October on Rye Street  

Police said a car hit and broke a telephone pole.

Guerrette and a 19-year-old girl who was in the car were injured and transported to Hartford Hospital, police said. 

The investigating officer learned that Guerrette had purchased and supplied alcohol to his 19-year-old passenger and encouraged her to tell officers that she was driving the car at the time of the crash, police said.

Police arrested Guerrette on Dec. 28 and charged him with interfering with an officer, permitting a minor to possess alcohol and false statement in the second degree. 

He was released on a $5.000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on Jan. 10.   

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