Wilton Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Held Up Train Service

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Wilton resident Joseph Milazzo was charged with drunken driving in connection with the December crash that disrupted train service on Metro-North's Danbury branch. Photo Credit: Wilton Police

WILTON, Conn. — A 24-year-old Wilton man is facing charges in a December car accident that disrupted train service on Metro-North’s Danbury branch, police say.

Joseph Milazzo, of Danbury Road, turned himself in to police last Friday, Jan. 24, on a warrant charging him with drunken driving in connection with the Dec. 9 crash at Wilton’s Cannondale train station.

Police say Milazzo was driving south on Mather Street when his 1996 Jeep Cherokee traveled onto the other side of the road and crashed into a stone wall, according to the police report. Milazzo’s Jeep then rolled over and came to rest on the west side of Mather Street, with its front end on the train tracks, the report said.

As a result, train service was suspended for more than an hour until the vehicle was removed from the tracks, the police report said.

Milazzo was taken to Norwalk Hospital after the accident. A search warrant for Milazzo’s medical records revealed his blood-alcohol level on the night of the accident was 0.18, which is more than two times the legal limit of 0.08.

Milazzo was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 3.

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