Cars Scattered on Interstates

Crime / Mar. 16, 2017 9:02am EDT

Even before this week’s massive storm, snow-covered roads wreaked havoc on I-89 and I-91 both southbound and northbound in the afternoon and evening of March 10, police said.

Troopers were dispatched to incidents involving motor vehicles driving off the road and crashes.

Police responded to seven incidents, with assistance from the Hartford Fire and Rescue.

Slippery roads and falling snow contributed to the accidents, but so did operators driving too fast for the conditions, police said. No citations were brought, however.

Chase Called Off

On March 2, just before midnight, state police attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor vehicle violation, on Route 14 in Sharon.

The vehicle, driven by Kyle Pickett, 22, of Hartford, did not stop and a pursuit ensued.

Troopers called off the pursuit “due to safety concerns,” according to a release. However, they were able to identify Pickett as the driver, and investigation revealed that he was on furlough and was supposed to be at his home address at the time.

He was taken into custody at his residence by Probation and Parole for the violation, and was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility pending a April 11 court date.

He was cited on charges of attempting to elude, gross negligent operation, and excessive speed.

I-89 Stop

In another vehicle stop, State Police targeted the vehicle of Emma- Jayne Farina, 22, of Tunbridge on I-89 north for an expired inspection sticker, on March 8.

Further investigation revealed that she had an expired and suspended driving license, and she was cited to Windsor County Court for a third “no license” violation.

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