Police Charge 21-Year-Old in June DUI Accident

Southington police said the Plantsville woman was arrested on a warrant this week following a June 16 DUI accident that left her and two others with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

A 21-year-old Plantsville resident is facing charges including assault with a motor vehicle after police said she allegedly caused a three-car accident while driving drunk that left herself and two others with significant, but non-life threatening injuries in June.

Laura Slade, of Burritt St., was arraigned at Bristol Superior Court earlier this week of charges of driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right and two counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, according to state Judicial Branch records.

Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz of the Southington Police Department said Tuesday that the arrest stems from an accident that occurred just after 2 a.m. on June 16.

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According to a police incident report, Slade had been traveling west along Mulberry Street in the area of Deckert Drive when she crossed the yellow line and sideswiped a Ford Expedition traveling east.

"Slade’s vehicle into eastbound lane and sideswiped the Expedition before hitting (the) Mitsubishi Eclipse head-on," the report said.

The accident led Slade, Southington resident Ryan Charamut, the owner of the Mitsubishi Eclipse, and Slade's passenger Sandra Beaudoin to suffer signficant but non-life threating injuries. Each were taken to area hospitals following the accident, police said.

Slad was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond, according to court records, and is due back in Bristol Superior Court on Nov. 28.

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WhiskeyTangoFoxrot October 24, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It's time to enroll into a 12 step program honey.


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