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Driver accused of taking out parked vehicles, power to part of Ansonia

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Justin Masek. (Ansonia police photo) Justin Masek. (Ansonia police photo)

A Shelton man is accused of slamming into parked cars in Ansonia Monday night.

Police said they arrested 26-year-old Justin Masek after receiving a number of phone calls about a white pickup truck with a black hood striking vehicles on Wakelee Avenue.

The truck then slammed into a utility pole near exit 19 just before 5:30 p.m.

Police said that when they arrived, they found heavy damage to the truck. The pole was broken in half. A traffic light at a nearby intersection had also fallen to the ground.

United Illuminating had to shut off power to the area while repairs were made, according to police. Power was restored during the overnight hours.

During their investigation, officers said they learned that the vehicle was also involved in a crash at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Jackson Street, where a street sign and fire hydrant were struck.

The truck then continued west on Jackson Street before turning north onto Wakelee Avenue, where it hit the vehicles and the utility pole.

Masek was determined to be the driver. Police said they charged him with three counts of evading responsibility and one count of reckless driving.

He claimed that his accelerator became stuck and that's what lead to the crashes.

Masek was held on a $5,000 bond. He was also scheduled to face a judge in Derby on Tuesday.

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