Woman arrested on warrant during collision investigation

A local motorist with a suspended license was arrested on an unrelated warrant while the Norwalk Police Department was investigating a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning.
Cary Ashby
Sep 18, 2012

 

A local motorist with a suspended license was arrested on an unrelated warrant while the Norwalk Police Department was investigating a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning.

Lisa L. Ojeda, 19, of 106 W. Washington St., hit the rear of the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Bruce C. Wilcox, 53, of 172 Whittlesey Ave., police said. The non-injury accident happened at 10:40 a.m. when Wilcox had slowed down and activated his right-turn signal to enter his driveway.

Ojeda, who was northbound, was following too closely, Officer Zach O'Neil said in his report, and hit the rear of the car. She was charged with failure to maintain assured clear distance and driving with a suspended license.

O'Neil determined Ojeda was wanted on a contempt of court warrant issued through the Huron Police Department. She was charged with failure to pay her fines from an underage consumption conviction.

At the request of Huron police, Ojeda was transported to the Norwalk station, where she was released from custody upon posting bond.

Comments

jamie9700

Sunday morning? She should have been in church...

Windy

There are WAY too many people driving like they're a hemorrhoid on the tail of the car in front of them. I'm surprised that there are not more of these types of accidents. We learned in driver's ed class to keep a distance of 2-3 seconds between you and the car in front of you. If it's a motorcycle in front of you, then it's 5 seconds. Pick a landmark and start counting. If you don't get to 2-Mississippi before you pass the same landmark that the car in front of you did, YOU'RE TOO CLOSE!!

Blues

Windy, when I was in driver's ed, it was one car length for every ten MPH. So, going 55MPH means 5 1/2 car lengths behind. That's hard to do when someone just cuts you off, but that's another story entirely.