Just after midnight police, fire department and EMTs were called to Melville Drive in Fairfield for a rollover accident.  Fire department received additional reports of possible fire in the van.  It has been our reporting experience that calls of fire is usually smoke emitted from the air bag deployment.  Firefighters stretched a line but it wasn’t necessary.  Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told us that the van struck the parked vehicle on the street and took out a fire hydrant as well.  Witnesses told us the van laid on top of the car for a short period of time before rolling on to it’s side into the road.  The driver of the van was checked by paramedics and released.  The driver was seen being tested for driving while impaired, handcuffed and placed into a police cruiser.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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