STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – Police say a Connecticut man crashed his car while high on PCP and falsely claimed it was being driven by his passenger, who died in the wreck.

The Stamford Advocate reports that 41-year-old Donell Alston, of Bridgeport, told investigators he was sleeping as the car careened off a road in Westport on
Dec. 21, 2016.

Alston said 51-year-old Lisa Brown was driving at the time.

She was partially thrown from the vehicle as it hit a culvert and flipped over.

Connecticut State Police say DNA evidence indicates that Alston was actually in the driver’s seat.

They say text messages also show Brown asking him for a ride.

Alston was arraigned last week on charges including second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

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