State House candidate involved in hit-and-run

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport State House candidate Christina Ayala is facing charges just days after her win in the Democratic primary.

A police report says Ayala was charged with evading responsibility following a car accident Wednesday night.

She is the Democratic candidate vying for the 128th District seat.

The police report says the accident happened at North and Briarwood avenues.

Ayala released a statement saying , "I would like to formally apologize for my actions following Wednesday evening's traffic accident with Ms. Velez. We collided at an intersection and unfortunately I panicked. We both had insurance and I am asking my insurance representative to handle this in the most expedient manner to deal with any losses. I wish the best for Ms. Velez and regret my mis-judgement."

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