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Man accused of hitting hydrant, sign in June accident

November 27, 2018

MILFORD — A West Haven man was arrested on a warrant stemming from an alleged hit and run that had a fire hydrant and street sign as its victims.

According to Milford Police, on Nov. 23, Erick Rodriguez-Palacios, 27, was taken into custody on an active warrant for his arrest. Police said the warrant is linked to a June 3 accident in which he allegedly caused a motor vehicle accident by driving his vehicle off the roadway at a high rate of speed on Woodmont Road, near research drive. Police said Rodriguez-Palacios allegedly struck a fire hydrant and street sign in the incident.

A witness reportedly observed that Rodriguez-Palacios stepped out the vehicle following the accident and walked away from the scene.

He was charged with evading responsibility, reckless driving, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and not having insurance. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 20.

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