CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) – A Connecticut State trooper was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on Route 9 Saturday morning, according to officials.
Around 4:05 a.m., Troop H received calls of a wrong-way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes on Route 9 near exit 19 in Cromwell. The car, a Honda Civic, was also speeding. The responding trooper, Shaquile Williams, began to move to the center lane with his lights on in an attempt to slow down or stop the Honda Civic. The car hit the front left corner of the cruiser.
The trooper was able to come to a stop on the shoulder. He was transported by EMS to an area hospital to be evaluated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Honda Civic then slowed down and came to a final stop.
During the investigation, a sobriety test was administered to the driver of the Honda Civic, who is identified as 65-year-old Guy Raffles of Meriden. He failed these tests and were taken into custody for operating under the influence.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.