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Woman Charged with Side-Swiping Trooper’s Vehicle at Wrong-Way Collision Which Was Caught on Video

A female in Hartford, Connecticut is billed with swiping the side of a state trooper’s automobile. Authorities say that Latifah Roldan, 31, was driving the suspect car.
As seen to the dash cam footage, the trooper’s vehicle has been on a mostly vacant half of the street. Suddenly, another car could be seen traveling in the wrong way in precisely the same lane. The suspect car changed lanes. The trooper’s vehicle edged onto it as the oncoming car approached. The speeding auto then swiped beyond the trooper. If you blink, you might miss it. The crash occurs round the 1:20-mark from the movie above.
In the rear view angle, then the suspect vehicle swerved around after the collision and came to a halt.

According to the arrest report obtained from Law&Crime, troopers said they got 911 calls about a wrong-way driver going southbound in the northbound lanes of I-91 from the town of Windsor by exit 36 early Sunday morning. Authorities said they spotted the suspect vehicle, a Toyota sedan, nearby exit 33 from town of Hartford. They said the driver, Roldan, struck a Connecticut State Trooper cruiser operated by means of a trooper named as Connolly, that was taken to a hospital for medical investigation and published. The law enforcement officer vehicle also had a K-9 named as Igor, that wasn’t injured.
Latifah Roldan
She was arrested for a count each of operating of a moving vehicle under the influence or alcohol or drugs, driving down the wrong way of a divided street, and reckless endangerment in the second degree. She was shortly released on a $5,000 surety bond at 10-percent money. The defendant is scheduled for a court hearing to take place June 30 in an Hartford court. It is unclear if she’s an attorney in this matter.
[Screengrab through Connecticut State Police]
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