New Britain man charged with leaving accident scene, hindering police

Published on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:36
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - A New Britain man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident Monday night and being uncooperative with police when they questioned him.

Luis Figueroa-Suarez, 37, was driving a Toyota Camry that collided with a Buick Encore near 289 Allen St., said police Lt. Jeanette Portalatin.

The Toyota sustained heavy driver-side damage, said Portalatin, who added that the Buick’s driver, a woman, complained of whiplash and was taken to an area hospital.

Figueroa-Suarez kept driving after the accident, and a witness followed the car to Daly Avenue, Portalatin said.

There, police found a man who admitted to being the registered owner of the Camry, said Portalatin.

Police then went to that person’s residence, on Allen Street, and found Figueroa-Suarez there, Portalatin said.

She said he lied to police and resisted during his arrest.

Figueroa-Suarez has been charged with evading responsibility, failure to grant right of way on a private road, operating/parking an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, interfering with an officer/resisting and failure to comply with a fingerprint request.

The identity of the car’s owner has not been released and it is unknown if he has been charged.

He was released on $10,000 bond and is next due in New Britain Superior Court on June 7.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:36. Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:38.