PLAINVILLE - A Southington man has been accused of nearly causing multiple car accidents when he recklessly sped away from police last month.
Glenn Ciezynski, 28, of 1098 Savage St., Southington, allegedly swerved in and out of oncoming traffic while eluding police on Aug. 30.
Shortly before 7 p.m., according to the arrest warrant, a police officer on a traffic detail reported seeing Ciezynski pull into a closed business on North Washington Street and abruptly turn around, heading south. He then, police allege, crossed over the yellow center lines and went through a red light at the intersection of North Washington and West Main streets, coming within about a foot of striking another vehicle heading in the opposite direction.
The officer then turned on his lights and sirens, as the vehicle headed west on West Main Street, in an attempt to pull it over. Ciezynski, according to police, then accelerated, went into the opposite side of traffic and passed two vehicles, including a transit bus, causing two other vehicles traveling eastbound to swerve and nearly crash.
Ciezynski, police allege, then blew a stop sign and got onto Route 72. At this point, the officer decided not to pursue him. While still in view, police said, Ciezynski could be seen driving very fast, while weaving in and out of traffic.
Following up on the case, police found that the vehicle was owned by Ciezynski. Additionally, they saw pictures on his Facebook page of the vehicle, which had distinct damage to it, police said.
During the investigation, police said, Ciezynski did not return a number of phone calls from police. He was charged earlier this month and arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court. The case was continued to Oct. 12 without a plea.
Ciezynski is free on $2,500 bond.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.