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Driver in accident caught after fleeing on foot, troopers say

Norwalk Reflector Staff • May 23, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A local man was charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a traffic accident.

At 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, John W. Youngless, 32, of 1546 U.S. 250, New London, was charged with failure to control, a seat belt violation, driving with a suspended license and hit-skip.

He was northbound on Fitchville River Road, went off the left side and hit a ditch and tree, said troopers with the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol. After the vehicle stopped, Youngless fled the scene on foot, troopers said.

He eventually was caught. Youngless sustained minor injuries but wasn't transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment, troopers said.

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