PD: New Britain mom arrested for DUI after hitting teen on bicycle
Posted June 26
NEW BRITAIN, CT — A New Britain mother was charged with driving under the influence after police said she hit a 15-year-old, who suffered life-threatening injuries, with her motor vehicle early Sunday morning.
Besides DUI, police charged 24-year-old Natalie Marie Torres with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of using a handheld electronic mobile device.
The arrest of Torres comes after police said she hit the teenager who was riding a bicycle near the intersection of Corbin Avenue and Lincoln Street around 1:30 a.m.
The unidentified 15-year-old was taken by Life Star helicopter to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
Police said Torres two-year-old and three-year-old children were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police said the children did not report any injuries and had been placed with a relative.
The New Britain Police Department's Traffic Safety Bureau is investigating the crash. Anyone with any information is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3071.
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