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Police: Man was intoxicated when crashing truck into Norwalk condo complex

The crash happened Sunday at the Hamilton Heights condo complex on Hamilton Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Jan 31, 2023, 1:15 PM

Updated 506 days ago


Several families are displaced after a man crashed a pickup truck into a condominium complex in Norwalk, police say.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Heights condominium complex on Hamilton Avenue. 
Police say the collision caused structural damage to the two-story condominium, which contains five apartments.   
Police say the residents of one of the apartments reported that they could not open their door because it was damaged and sealed shut during the crash. The Norwalk Fire Department was able to open the door and free the residents from inside. No injuries were reported.
Police say in addition to the building being severely damaged, several parked vehicles were hit. Police say the investigation revealed that the driver of the truck was intoxicated and responsible for causing the crash.
Thomas Bynes, 63, of Norwalk, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and illegal operation of a motor vehicle under the influence.  He was given a $100,000 bond and is due in court on Feb. 8.
The Red Cross was contacted and assisted with temporary shelter for the residents of the building.

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