Southington police arrest woman who struck tree with 2-year-old passenger, syringe inside vehicle

Published on Friday, 3 April 2020 10:46


SOUTHINGTON -- A Wallingford woman arrested this week by Southington police allegedly left the road and struck a tree late last year, when police allege she was under the influence of narcotics with a 2-year-old in the car.

Amy Velush, 36, faces charges after police found a syringe in her car following the accident, which sent her and the child to an area hospital for minor injuries.

An adult passenger in the vehicle did not go to the hospital.

According to police, Velush, driving a Hyundai Santa Fe west on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike on Nov. 9, crossed the center lines of the road in the area of the Southington drive-in, went off the south side of the road and struck a tree.

Police said their investigation led them to believe she was under the influence of narcotics. She turned herself in this week on charges of risk of injury to a minor, driving under the influence, reckless driving, failure to drive in proper lane and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Velush posted $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on May 18.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or


Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Friday, 3 April 2020 10:46. Updated: Friday, 3 April 2020 10:51.