Two Youths Get Alcohol Poisoning in Redding

Redding Police news, May 7 through May 14.

Juveniles with alcohol

On Friday, May 11 at 8:58 p.m. police responded to a home on Black Rock Turnpike where there was a party taking place. According to police, adults at the residence contacted the Redding Police Department and Redding EMS after becoming aware that two 14-year-old males—one from Redding and the other from Easton—both students at , were drunk.

“We believe that the youths got the alcohol somehow on their own,” Police Chief Douglas Fuchs said. “We do not believe that the adults at the residence were aware. Once the residents recognized there was an issue, police and EMS were summoned.”

Fuchs said the kids brought alcohol, concealed it and then drank it. 

“When the parents found out about it, they shut it down immediately,” he said.

The two youths were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning.

The case remains under investigation.

Driving charges

On Friday, May 11 at 4:46 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Redding Road for being unregistered. Upon investigation, it was revealed the driver’s license was also suspended.

Dean Grecco, 39, of Bethel was released on a written promise to appear in court later this month.

On Monday, May 14 at 8:40 p.m., using license plate reader technology, police stopped a vehicle on Redding Road for having a suspended license plate.

Arijit Choudhuri, 34, of Danbury was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and was released on a written promise to appear in court later this month.

Motor vehicle accidents

On Tuesday, May 8 at 1:19 a.m., police responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on Peaceable Street. According to police, the vehicle was heading east on Peaceable Street when the driver lost control on a curve, striking to large boulders. The car rolled over.

Alex Coleman, 19, of Redding was taken to the hospital.

On Wednesday, May 9 at 11:27 a.m., police responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident where the driver of a vehicle lost control on a curve, struck an embankment and rolled over.

The driver, from Redding, and her passenger were both taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

On Friday, May 11 at 12:33 a.m., a vehicle heading east on Gallows Hill Road struck a utility pole after the driver lost control. The utility pole broke. The driver, Samantha Bengtson, 24, of Redding was issued a verbal warning for an unsafe maneuver. 


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