Arrest made after Moosup crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Arrest made after Moosup crash

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Kristina Lyn Benson was arrested following a crash in Moosup early Sunday morning. (Plainfield Police) Kristina Lyn Benson was arrested following a crash in Moosup early Sunday morning. (Plainfield Police)
MOOSUP, CT (WFSB) -

A 34-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday following a crash in Moosup.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Squaw Rock Road.

Police said two people in the car had run from the scene of the crash, however they were found hiding in the woods.

Kristina Lyn Benson was the driver of the car, and her passenger was identified as 20-year-old Dylan Leblanc. Police found several beer cans in the area where the two were hiding, and in the vehicle.

Police said Benson was found to be in possession of marijuana, THC “dabs” and drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and charged with failure to maintain proper lane, operating under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, evading responsibility, interfering, possession of less than ½ ounce of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She is expected to appear in court on July 5.

A pole and wires fell onto the road as a result of the crash. Eversource was repairing the pole on Sunday morning.

Officials said the road will be closed for several hours.

Eversource reported around 60 people were without power, which has now been restored.

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