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Cops: Worker drained pool on road, caused crashes

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published January 10. 2014 9:00AM   Updated January 10. 2014 9:42AM

Norwalk (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a pool company worker drained a swimming pool onto a road in freezing temperatures and caused several car crashes. He's been arrested.

Norwalk police charged 34-year-old resident Alfredo Bahena-Benitez with misdemeanor reckless endangerment Thursday. He works for a Darien company.

Police say they were called to Flax Hill Road on Thursday morning after a woman's car hit a guardrail because the road became icy after Bahena-Benitez emptied the pool.

An SUV spun out shortly afterward and was struck by a car. Another vehicle struck the SUV and then hit an oncoming city salt truck. No one was seriously hurt.

Bahena-Benitez is due in court Jan. 21. It's not clear whether he has a lawyer, and there is no phone listing for him.

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