Orange police: Fleeing, accident led to power outage

March 31, 2019

ORANGE — An Ansonia man allegedly caused a power outage while fleeing police around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, officers responded to the area of Orange Center Road at the intersection of Derby Avenue for a report of an evading motor vehicle accident. Officers reporedly located a registration plate left behind on the scene and allegedly discovered that the fleeing vehicle struck a pole, which caused a power outage in the area.

Police said the vehicle was recovered a short time later occupied by Joseph A. Petrozola, 37, of Ansonia. Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged evading responsibility and failure to stay in the proper lane.

He posted a $50 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 9.