New London police administer Narcan, charge man in multiple hit-and-runs

Charles Hoey
Charles Hoey

New London — A driver is facing several charges after police say his Jeep struck several other vehicles Saturday afternoon, sending five people to the hospital with injuries.

About 4 p.m., police received reports of a white Jeep Wrangler crashing into several other vehicles without stopping. The crashes occurred in the area of Truman, Shaw and upper Bank streets, police said in a release late Saturday night. Five people were transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with injuries, police said, though none appeared to be life-threatening.

The Jeep came to a stop due to damage from a collision with a vehicle near Bank and Summer streets, police said. They said on-scene medics administered two doses of the opioid overdose-reversal drug Narcan to the driver, Charles Hoey, 47, of 24 Homestead Road, Ledyard. Hoey was then transported to L+M, where he received further treatment before being released to police custody.

Police said they seized narcotics and drug paraphernalia from Hoey's vehicle. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to drive right, multiple counts of evading responsibility and following too closely, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No further information about the incidents, or Hoey's court date, was immediately available.



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