Police: Man at fault in Old Lyme crash had 0.33 percent BAC

Old Lyme — State police said a Lyme man was driving at more than four times the legal alcohol limit when he blew past a stop sign and crashed into a pickup truck in September.

Sean P. McManus, 26, of 88-1 Blood St. turned himself in at Troop F in Westbrook on June 6. A warrant, signed in March, charges him with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to obey a stop sign.

Police said McManus’ silver Volvo S60 crashed into a black Toyota pickup at the intersection of state Route 1 and Town Woods Road about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3. The impact heavily damaged the truck’s front end and sent its driver and passenger to Shoreline Clinic in Westbrook for treatment.

Crews had to extricate McManus from his vehicle, of which he was the sole occupant. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Police said they found “containers of alcoholic beverages strewn about” inside the Volvo. They applied for and received a search warrant for his medical records. Police said a blood sample taken at Yale New Haven Hospital showed McManus had a 0.33 percent blood alcohol content. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

McManus, citing a desire to seek legal counsel, declined to be interviewed by police before the warrant for his arrest was issued.

Released on a $5,000 bond, McManus is due June 21 in New London Superior Court.


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