Wednesday, just after 9 p.m., John Antonucci, 46, of 20 Millwood Rd., Branford, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Cedar Street causing heavy damage to a vehicle which he was operating.

Police were called to Antonucci’s home prior to the accident to investigate a domestic dispute; however, Antonucci left the residence prior to police arriving. As police investigated the dispute, Antonucci drove by the home, noticed police officers in the driveway and left the area at a high rate of speed, traveling southbound on Brushy Plain Road.

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John Antonucci (Courtesy Branford Police)

As Antonucci continued onto Cedar Street, he lost control of his vehicle, leaving the roadway, striking and severing off a utility pole and a tree.

Prior to police arriving at the accident scene, Antonucci fled on foot into a nearby wooded area where he was taken into custody.

Antonucci was treated by Branford Fire Department paramedics and later transported to an area medical facility for non-life threatening injuries.

He is being charged with Disorderly Conduct; Criminal Mischief 3rd.; Threatening; Reckless Driving; Operating with a Suspended License; Evading Responsibility; Interfering with a Police Officer and is being held on a $5,000 bond.


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