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On May 23rd, 2016 at about 8:22 p.m., deputies responded to the 200 Block of Connecticut Hill Road in the Town of Newfield for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. Deputies learned that a black Chevrolet was traveling on Connecticut Hill Road when it suddenly drove into a ditch and struck a utility pole.  The operator was injured during the crash and was transported to a nearby trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.  Subsequent to an investigation, deputies determined the driver was intoxicated.  He was identified as Blake B. Allen (Age 24 of Newfield).

Allen was later charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Speed not Reasonable and Prudent, and Failed to Keep Right.  He is set to appear in the Town of Newfield Court on June 21st, 2016 at 1:00PM.

Jolene Almendarez

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