Parking lot crash leads to DUI

NEW MILFORD — A 56-year-old local man is facing drunk driving charges after backing his car into another vehicle in a parking lot at Bel Air Drive.

Joseph Barrett, of Second Hill Road, New Milford was found to be driving under the influence Wednesday when officers responded to a 911 call for a motor vehicle accidents a 6:34 p.m., New Milford police said.

Barrett was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and having insurance coverage that failed the minimum requirement.

He was held on $500 bond with a court date Thursday at Superior Court in Danbury.


Susan Tuz