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Car v. House Results in DUI on Umpawaug Road

The incident occurred late Friday night.

On Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:52 p.m. Redding Police responded to a report that a car had struck a house on Umpawaug Road.

“The operator of the vehicle fled the scene,” Police Chief Douglas Fuchs said Tuesday. “When we arrived there was no one around.”

Fuchs said Redding Police contacted Bethel Police, who sent a K-9 officer to assist in the search for the vehicle’s operator, who left his car at the scene. The operator was subsequently located on Umpawaug Road walking his dog back to the scene of the accident.

When he arrived, Dillon Ochs, 22, of Bethel failed field sobriety tests and was taken in to custody. Police found his blood alcohol level was nearly three-times the leagal limit.

Ochs was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, evading responsibility and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

He was released on $200 bond and given a Nov. 21 court date.

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