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State Trooper Dragged by Vehicle Fleeing Reported Disturbance in Ellington

On Sunday, 07/17/2022, at approximately 4:20 AM, Troop C in Tolland received a 9-1-1 call, reporting a disturbance at a residence on Cindy Road, in the Town of Ellington. An individual, later identified as Veronica Allen (DOB: 03/29/1996), of 96 Clinic Drive Apt #101, New Britain, allegedly traveled to the residence and was smashing windows out of several vehicles in the driveway, using a tire iron. Troopers responded and encountered Allen, who did not comply with verbal directives given by Troopers and fled the scene, driving a black Honda Civic. As Allen drove away from the scene, a Trooper was struck by the open passenger side door of the Honda, pushed to the ground, and dragged a short distance. Allen then backed the Honda into a Trooper's patrol vehicle, causing minor damage to the driver side, before leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The Trooper was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital by ambulance, treated for minor injuries, and released.

The vehicle operated by Allen was later located parked across the street from Allen’s residence in New Britain. With the assistance of Troop H and New Britain Police, Allen was taken into custody at her residence and transported to Troop H, in Hartford, where she was processed and charged with the following:

Incident number 2200306114

C.G.S. 14-147(c) Improper Use of Marker Plate

C.G.S. 14-213b Illegal Operation Without Minimum Insurance

C.G.S. 14-223(a) Disobeying the Signal of an Officer

C.G.S. 14-224(b)(2) Evading Responsibility – Physical Injury

C.G.S. 14-243(b) Unsafe Backing

C.G.S. 53a-167a Interfering With an Officer

C.G.S. 53a-167c Assault on a Public Safety Officer

Incident number 2200306103

C.G.S. 53a-117 Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree – two (2) counts

C.G.S. 53a-181 Breach of Peace 2nd Degree – two (2) counts

C.G.S. 53a-62 Threatening in the 2nd Degree – two (2) counts

Allen is being held on a total of $110,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court, on Monday, July 18, 2022.

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