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Man Charged With Driving Off After Running Into Traffic Box In Westport

Eli Goldstein
Eli Goldstein Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A driver who had just smashed in to a traffic box, knocked out the light and then driven away Saturday afternoon was easy to spot, Westport police said.

Westport Police Officer Shane Pucci saw the red BMW with significant front-end damage, said police, who arrested the Pennsylvania man.

Eli Goldstein, 31, of 13 Radcliff Road, Bala-Cynwyd, was charged with evading responsibility and traveling too fast for conditions on the snowy day, police said. He was released on $500 bond and has a court date of Jan. 18.

Police said that about 1 p.m. Saturday they were called to the intersection of Post Road East and the Sherwood Island Connector because the light was out and the traffic box was damaged. Officers later stopped Goldstein, and he admitted to leaving the scene of the accident, police said.

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