On Dec. 19, at about 8:00pm, Greenwich Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 31 Upper Cross Rd. On scene, investigation revealed that Karega Atkinson-Jones, 35, of 1135 East 108 Street in Brooklyn was traveling west on Upper Cross Rd when he rear ended two cars slowing down to enter the gate of a private residence.
According to Police Mr. Atkinson-Jones did not allow for sufficient clearance and struck the vehicle ahead of him from behind, which caused that car to strike a third vehicle in front of it.
Police observed that Mr. Atkinson-Jones had glassy, red eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and had the odor associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages. When asked to submit to a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, he was unable to perform to standard.
Earlier in the same evening, Greenwich Police officers responded to a hit and run car crash at 64 Greenwich Avenue. Investigation on scene revealed that a black BMW SUV struck a parked vehicle while traveling the wrong way on one-way Greenwich Ave.
Police determined that the operator of the BMW fled the scene following the collision and a description of the vehicle and operator were obtained from a witness.
Further investigation revealed that Atkinson-Jones’ two young children, age 5 and 8, were passengers in his car at the time of the crash on Lower Cross Rd. There were no injuries. Atkinson-Jones was placed under arrest and charged with Evading Responsibility and and Driving the Wrong Way on One Way Street for the first incident. He was charged DUI, Following Too Close and two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor. The children were released to their mother. Atkinson-Jones has a court date of Jan. 4, 2016 in Stamford Superior Court. He was released after posting $2,500 bond.