Area man arrested after hitting worker with vehicle

A report of a worker struck by a vehicle on Route 25 in the early morning hours of Friday, June 29, led to the arrest of 30-year-old Christopher Johnston of Trumbull on a host of charges, including driving under the influence.

Christopher Johnston

At 1:30 a.m., a police officer was working an overnight construction road job with alternating one-lane traffic. Police said the officer stopped a 2014 Silver Ford Fusion to allow a worker to make some cuts in the road with a large cutter.

The operator of the Fusion, later identified as Johnson, initially stopped his vehicle, said police, but then drove around the officer into the construction zone. Police said Johnston then struck the cutter being operated by the construction worker with his vehicle. The worker did not receive any injuries, but the cutter received damage.

After an investigation, Johnston was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to obey an officer’s signal. He was also given an infraction for possession of less than ½ oz. of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnston was released on a $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on July 9.


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