WEST HARTFORD — Police arrested a man after his 2-year old child caused a minor traffic accident Saturday afternoon.
West Hartford police were responding to a complaint of a motor vehicle accident at 140 Kane St. at about 4:50 p.m., where they determined that the 2-year-old was left in a running car and managed to put the transmission into drive. The vehicle struck two parked cars, causing minor damage. The child was not injured, police said.
The child’s father, Oscar Chicas, 33, was located a nearby working on a disabled vehicle with his brother, police said. Chicas was arrested and charged with risk of injury, police said. He was held on $15,000 bond.
West Hartford police said they also contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement officials because Chicas had only a passport for identification.
The state Department of Children and Families was also notified. The child was left with her uncle, who was also on the scene, police said.