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Westport Police: Norwalk Man Flees Scene Of Crash Into Mailboxes

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A Norwalk man who crashed his car into several mailboxes in Westport and ran off was arrested Friday after officers found him not far from the scene, police said.

Daniel Molina, 22, of Wolfpit Avenue, was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said.

Molina was driving on Big Pines Road in Westport around 6 p.m., when his car struck the mailboxes and a large post, police said. The car sustained heavy front-end damage and the driver’s side airbag deployed.

A witness saw Molina try to pull out the car and run off when he was unable to move it, police said.

Officers brought in a K-9 unit and located Molina walking on Warnock Drive near Easton Road, police said.

At first, he told officers he had been dropped off and was walking home. A pat-down search revealed Molina had the keys to the crashed vehicle and his driver’s license was found in the glove box, police said.

Molina was released on $500 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 21.

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