Drunk Man With Gun Leads Redding Police on Chase

A Bethel man was arrested Wednesday after leading police in a chase.

A Bethel man was arrested after leading on a chase following a motor vehicle accident in Georgetown on Wednesday, March 7.

Kevin Cleary, 49, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, evading responsibility after a motor vehicle crash, engaging police in a pursuit, possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, speeding and following too closely.

According to police, Cleary was heading east on Redding Road (Route 107) when he rear-ended the vehicle in front of him, which had come to a stop. He then fled the scene.

"Cleary fled the scene and was spotted by another Redding Officer traveling into
the center of Redding on [Route 107]," Chief Douglas Fuchs wrote in a press release. "When Cleary saw the officer he fled and was ultimately stopped by police on Gallows Hill Road."

Clearly failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody with a blood alcohol level of approximately twice the legal limit, according to police. He was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

No injuries were reported, though Cleary's vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage, police said.

He was released on $500 bond and given a court date later this month.


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