A 23-year-old man was arrested early this morning after police followed gouge marks in the street from a motor vehicle accident scene to his residence.
Jonathan Olivencia, of 274 Connecticut Ave., has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, improper signaling, evading responsibility, and driving under suspension. He was released on a $1,500 surety bond and will be arraigned in court on Jan. 4.
According to Deputy Chief Peter Reichard of the New London Police Department, a resident on Marshall Place contacted police at 2:28 a.m. to report that they had heard a loud noise and found moderate damage to their vehicle, which was parked outside the residence. He said that shortly after this report, an officer pulled Olivencia over in the area of his residence's driveway after seeing him driving on the right front rim. Reichard said the vehicle's tire was missing and that Olivencia's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the state limit of .08 percent.
Olivencia was arrested on the DUI and improper signaling charges following the traffic stop. Reichard said officers investigating the Marshall Place accident followed gouge marks in the street to Olivencia's vehicle and concluded that he was responsible for the accident, leading to the additional charges.