Court date moved for dad who allegedly refused to call 911 for injured teen
NEW CANAAN — The court date of Douglas Knight, the New Canaan father charged with interfering with an emergency call after a high school party at his home went awry, has been continued to July 27.
Knight, a resident of Oenoke Ridge Road, and his son, Andrew, turned themselves into New Canaan Police May 18 after warrants were issued relating to a March 25 party at the Knight home, at which about 45 underage teens were present and one 17-year-old attendee allegedly fell down a set of stairs and suffered serious injuries.
The victim was discovered at the bottom of the stairs shortly before 11 p.m. that night. Police and emergency services were not called until 11:23 p.m.
According to police, the older Knight and his wife, Shawnee, were not home at the time of the accident, but arrived shortly thereafter. Police believe that, upon arriving and assessing the situation, the older Knight may have prevented others present from calling 911. Witnesses reported Knight refused to call 911 for at least 10 minutes after arriving at the home, allegedly saying he didn’t want cops at his house.
He was due in Norwalk Court July 13 but the case was continued.