New Haven police officer injured in car crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New Haven police officer injured in car crash

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A woodbridge man admitted to being intoxicated when he hit an officer's personal car Tuesday night, police said. 

An officer traveling in her personal motor vehicle was stopped in traffic on North Frontage Road at Dwight Street around 11:20 p.m. When her car was rear ended by a vehicle being driven by Scott Marsh, 42, police said.

The impact from the crash caused the officer's vehicle to rear end the car in front of her, police said.

The officer suffered serious injures and had to be taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The two people in the car in front of the officer told police that they were not seriously injured.

The both vehicles were damaged in the crash, however the officer's vehicle suffered heavy damage, police said.

Officer said that Marsh was "rude and belligerent" and refused to let officers perform a standardized field sobriety test.

"Why bother, I'm intoxicated," Marsh told police.

Officers tried to get Marsh to submit to a blood alcohol test and sign a refusal form. However, he refused to do both items, police said.

Marsh was charged with driving under the influence, following too close and traveling too fast for the condition.

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