Date: September 23, 2016
Stemming From Serious Motor Vehicle Accident
Issued by: Det.
Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
For Immediate Release
Darien, CT - On August 20, 2016 at approximately
9:30pm, the Darien Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle
accident on Hanson Rd west of Linda Ln. Upon
arrival officers determined that 21 year
old James Reilly, of 21 Pleasant St. Darien, was operating a 1999 Chevy Blazer
and traveling west on Hanson Rd. In the area of Linda Ln., the vehicle drove
off the right side of the roadway, struck a stone wall and collided with a tree
causing major damage to the right side of the vehicle. The damage was so severe that the right front
passenger was ejected from the vehicle.
The vehicle then careened across both lanes of Hanson Rd. striking a
second tree on the shoulder of the eastbound lane where it ultimately came to
The ejected passenger was transported to Stamford Hospital with very
serious injuries. It was determined that
a rear seat passenger suffered facial injuries and also required transport to
The Darien Police Accident Investigation Team (A.I.T.) was called to
the scene and conducted an extensive investigation. Over the next several weeks, the A.I.T.
secured a search warrant for Reilly’s medical records and was able to determine
that his Blood Alcohol Content was significantly over the legal limit the night
he crashed his vehicle. A warrant for
Reilly’s arrest was then applied for and granted by the Honorable Judge Grogins
of the Stamford Superior Court.
After learning that there was a warrant for his arrest, Reilly turned
himself in at Darien Police Headquarters this morning. He was charged with the following:
of Assault 2nd With a Motor Vehicle
Operation of a Vehicle
Reilly posted a court ordered $35,000.00 cash bond, was released, and
is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on October 3, 2016 at
Issued 1530 hours.