Man charged with DUI five months after crash
A New Canaan man was charged last week in connection with a serious accident on Country Club Road last July.
Jeffrey S. Jacob, 46, of Smith Ridge Road, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, evading responsibility and following too closely.
Jacob was traveling north on Country Club Road, near Smith Ridge Road, about 11 p.m. July 17 when he rear-ended a car with two occupants. The Nissan he hit with his 2013 BMW flipped over several times before landing in the southbound lane. Both women in the vehicle were taken to Norwalk Hospital with multiple injuries, according to the report.
The two victims are 22-year-old New Canaan residents. Both suffered lacerations but the driver also suffered a severe concussion, police said.
When officers arrived at the scene, Jacob said he didn't remember anything and his breath smelled like alcohol, according to the report. He had minor injuries and was transported to the hospital before the officers could administer field sobriety tests, the report states.
Police said, however, that Jacob admitted to having had five drinks that night.
Because he stayed at the hospital, Sgt. Carol Ogrinc said police had to apply for an arrest warrant. At the hospital, doctors did not test his urine for alcohol, but police charged him with DUI based on probable cause and the officers' observations that day, Ogrinc said.
After learning there was a warrant for his arrest, Jacob turned himself in Dec. 23. He posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Jan. 5 in court.