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Fairfield Man Charged With Fleeing Scene Of Crash Near Shore In Westport

The Westport Police Department arrested a driver who was charged with fleeing the scene of a one-car accident.
The Westport Police Department arrested a driver who was charged with fleeing the scene of a one-car accident. Photo Credit: File
Update : The charges in this case have been dismissed.

original story: WESTPORT, Conn. — A 27-year-old Fairfield man was charged with leaving the scene of a one-car accident on Beachside Avenue over the summer that caused property damage, Westport police said.

John Watkins turned himself in to Westport police on Wednesday, Sept. 30, after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest.

The accident occurred Aug. 15, police said. When officers arrived on the scene on Beachside Avenue, they discovered that a vehicle had driven off the road, causing property damage, and that the driver had left the scene, police said.

Watkins was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive right. He posted $7,500 bond and was issued a court date of Oct. 13 at Norwalk Court.

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