UPDATED: NORWALK, Conn. — A drunken driver was arrested after hitting and seriously injuring two pedestrians in Norwalk early Wednesday, police said in social media posts.
The accident happened on West Avenue at about 1:05 a.m., near Orchard Street, police said. A vehicle had struck two pedestrians and a parked car in the area, police said.
"NPD Crash Investigators investigated a car vs 2 pedestrian accident early this morning on West Avenue," police said on Instagram and Twitter. "Both victims were transported to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries."
The driver, Walter Veliz, 31, of 8 Woodbury Ave., Norwalk, was found uninjured at the scene, police said.
Veliz, who does not possess a driver’s license, failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was placed under arrest, police said. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was found to have a blood alcohol level of .1852, more than twice the legal limit, police said.
Veliz was charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, operating without a license, failure to drive in the proper lane and reckless driving, police said.
He was held on $75,000 bond.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Christopher Wasilewski at 203-854-3035 or the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111.
Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at: www.norwalkpd.com or texted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637)
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