- Associated Press - Sunday, February 19, 2017

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police have arrested a Hamden man after he allegedly struck a cruiser with his car on Interstate 95 in Guilford.

The cruiser was stopped in the left lane Saturday night with its emergency lights activated to close a travel lane so passengers on a disabled bus could move to another bus. A police report said 48-year-old Genaro Javier Claussels sideswiped the cruiser, nearly striking a trooper who was getting road flares out of the trunk. Police said Claussels stopped briefly, but then left the scene.

Police said Claussels‘ vehicle broke down less than a mile away. He was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, evading responsibility and failure to yield to emergency vehicles.

Claussels is being held on a $10,000 bond pending an appearance in New Haven Superior Court Tuesday.

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