Norwich man faces several charges after crash

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Norwich — A Norwich man was arrested on several charges this week after police said he crashed his car, fled the scene and later allegedly assaulted a public safety officer at the William W. Backus Hospital.

Jesse M. Hatfield, 33, of 24 Cuprak Road was charged at 8:40 p.m. Monday with evading responsibility, driving with a suspended license and failure to drive right after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a utility pole at 419 Harland Road-Route 169. Hatfield allegedly fled the scene and was tracked down by police K-9 Ozzy. He was held on a $10,000 bond for those charges.

An hour later, at 9:50 p.m. Monday night, Hatfield was charged with two counts of violation of probation, and at 10:20 p.m., he was charged with assault on a public safety officer at Backus Hospital. Bond was set at $410,000 for the assault charge.

Hatfield is scheduled to be arraigned June 23 in Norwich Superior Court.

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