College student charged with DUI after serious scooter crash on Route 32 in New London

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NEW LONDON – Police said they arrested a college student for driving under the influence she hit a scooter on Route 32 in New London early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday at around 12:15 a.m., police were called to a car versus scooter accident with injuries. The man driving the scooter was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. He was then transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

The operator of the car, Sophia Thielman, 19, of Rye Brook, NY, and a Connecticut College student, was charged with driving  under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Route 32 Southbound at Benham Avenue in Waterford was shut down but was reopened and the accident has been cleared from the road.

Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call police at (860) 447-5269 or (860) 447-1481.