State police make arrest in connection with wrong-way driving incident in Montville

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Montville — State police say a motorist drove approximately 9 miles in the wrong direction on Route 2A and then on Interstate 395 on Thursday night.

State police at Troop E received calls about 11:59 p.m. Thursday reporting a driver traveling westbound on the eastbound side of the highway, and the driver continued in the wrong direction north on the southbound side of I-395, according to the police report. 

State police said troopers located the vehicle, which they said "actively eluded apprehension." Police used stop sticks, which flattened two of the vehicle's tires. The motorist continued driving before coming to a stop near Exit 14 on I-395 south in Norwich. 

Kevin A. Ayotte, 54, of New Britain was charged with reckless driving, disobeying the signal of an officer, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, interfering with an officer and first-degree reckless endangerment, according to the police report. He was held on a $5,000 bond and was due Friday in Norwich Superior Court.


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