Stamford PD: Man arrested after car vs. pedestrian crash seriously injures woman on Washington Boulevard

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STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested the driver involved in a car vs. pedestrian crash that seriously injured a woman on Washington Boulevard Thursday night. He was charged with operating under the influence.

At around 10:10 p.m. on Thursday night, Stamford Police responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on the northbound side of Washington Boulevard near Travis Avenue.

A Subaru Sedan was traveling north on Washington Boulevard when an 18-year-old female Stamford resident attempted to cross the street, entering the car’s path, police said.

Police said the 35-year-old driver, identified as Paul Leuthoid of Stamford, was showing signs of intoxication at the scene. Police said he was unable to perform field sobriety tests to standard and was placed under arrest, charged with operating under the influence.

Police said Leuthoid refused to submit to chemical testing. He was released from custody after posting a $5,000 bond.

The pedestrian remains in the intensive care unit at Stamford Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Stamford Police Department’s Collison Analysis and Reconstruction Unit (C.A.R.S.) at (203) 977-4712.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Stay updated with the News 8 app and WTNH.com as further details become available.

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