Fairfield police: 19-year-old arrested in Sacred Heart University crash that sent 5 others to the hospital
Fairfield police said a 19-year-old from New Jersey has been arrested and charged in the crash near Sacred Heart University that sent him and five others to the hospital.
Police say this is the only arrest expected in the crash.
The crash happened on Sep. 29. Four students were seriously injured.
Investigators say Sacred Heart University student Tyler Delk, of South Orange, New Jersey, was operating a 2018 Audi S5 convertible at speeds exceeding 85 mph on Jefferson Street.
Officials said Delk was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Delk's alcohol level was determined to be 10 times the legal limit, according to police.
In Connecticut, the limit for alcohol for a person under 21 years of age is .02%.
Officials said Delk lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the 2021 Toyota Corolla being operated by an Uber driver, and occupied by four female SHU students.
Police said Delk was arrested and charged at Saint Vincent’s Hospital with driving under the influence, reckless driving, assault with a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment.
Authorities said Delk was released after posting a $250,000 court-set bond and will appear in court when he is medically cleared.