MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Meriden foster father was booked on an additional charge Tuesday after facing a judge for allegedly driving drunk, crashing the car and killing his teenage foster son who was with him.
Police say back in September, James Bailey was allegedly drunk when he slammed into a pole on North Wall Street. 17-year-old Alex Medina was thrown from the back seat and hit his head on the pole. Medina was not wearing a seat belt.
Median survived for a few days in the hospital, but died October 2nd. He attended Maloney High School.
Bailey appeared in court Tuesday where he was booked on a new charge for vehicular manslaughter.
Bailey was previously charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and assault with a motor vehicle.
DCF is reviewing its involvement with the boy and investigating circumstances leading to the accident.