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Meriden foster father charged with manslaughter in car crash involving teen

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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.

RELATED: Meriden teen in serious car crash with foster Father has died

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.

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