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Man Charged With Hitting Ridgefield Ambulance

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Police charged a Ridgefield man with driving under the influence of alcohol after his car struck a Ridgefield Fire Department Ambulance late Thursday evening.

According to the police report, Ridgefield resident Timothy Ellis, 20, left the scene of the accident with the ambulance and, when police found him, he said he had been drinking.

Ellis, the police report said, failed to give the ambulance right of way, causing the accident.

"The unit was responding with lights and siren," said Ridgefield Fire Chief Heather Burford. She added that the two firemen in the ambulance were not injured and that the truck sustained around $3,500 in damage.

Police Capt. Tom Comstock said the ambulance had continued on to the call and that a fireman following the ambulance followed Ellis, "which is how they found him."

Ellis was charged with misdemeanors for driving under the influence, evading responsibility and failing to grant right of way to an emergency vehicle.

He was processed and released on a $100 cash bond. He is due in Danbury Superior Court at 10 a.m. Aug. 13.

Also on the Police Blotter :

  • Ridgefield police charged a Danbury man Sunday with driving under the influence following a one-car accident on Haviland Road. Mustafa Saeed, 24, was charged with misdemeanors for driving under the influence, evading responsibility and failing to drive in the right lane. He was released on a $100 cash bond and given an Aug. 14 court date at Danbury Superior Court.

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