Man charged with DWI after wrong-way crash on I-395

Get the weekly rundown
Sign up to receive our weekly Legal Insider newsletter

Griswold -- A New London man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs early Sunday morning after police say he drove his Hummer the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 395 causing a four-vehicle crash. There were no injuries.

Jeffrey Decker, 57, of 52 Hawthorne Drive North, New London, was also charged with reckless driving and driving the wrong way. His bond was set at $3,500 and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court on April 25.

State police said that at approximately 1:08 a.m., Decker was driving a 2005 Hummer H2 south in the northbound lanes of I-395 when about a mile north of exit 22 he struck a Jeep driven by a man from Milford, Mass. This crash sent debris into a Buick sedan and a Honda minivan.



Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Norwich man continues to insist his wife's fatal shooting was accident

Chihan Eric Chyung admitted to police almost immediately that he shot his wife of just a few weeks following a lengthy argument. He maintains it was an accident. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her death.

Police: Norwich man burglarized two Preston homes after leaving court

State police said a Norwich man, charged Wednesday with stealing from a Griswold home in January, is suspected of burglarizing two more homes in Preston after leaving court on unrelated charges Tuesday.

Oswegatchie Hills developer still wants added sewage capacity from East Lyme

A developer proposing to build affordable housing in the Oswegatchie Hills recently filed a lawsuit against the town to overturn recently passed laws it says could prevent it from gaining and keeping greater sewer capacity in the future.

New London to install off-the-grid lights in Riverside Park

The city is planning installation of three off-the-grid street lights powered by solar panels and small wind turbines along a riverside promenade at Riverside Park, a pilot program that city officials say could lead to more throughout the city.