Driver Charged With DWI After Crash That Threw Toddler From Vehicle: PD

A toddler was thrown from a vehicle during a crash in Hamden Wednesday night and police said the driver who hit the vehicle was under the influence and ran a red light. 

Shayne Miller, 31, of New Haven, was going west on Goodrich Street at a high rate of speed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when he went through a red light at Shelton Avenue and hit a vehicle that was going north of Shelton Avenue, police said. 

Several people, including a toddler, were in the car Miller is accused of hitting, police said, and the toddler was thrown from the vehicle. 

The passengers in that vehicle were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries. 

Miller was charged with driving while intoxicated and other motor-vehicle-related charges and is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on April 11. 

Officer Stephen DeGrand of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division is conducting the investigation.

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