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Drunken driver allegedly hits cop car

October 29, 2016 GMT

FAIRFIELD — Jason Jani, 22, was charged with drunken and distracted driving after he hit a police car Oct. 23.

Officer Scott Sudora was driving east on Fairfield Beach Road when he had to drive around a group of college students walking on the side of the road around 12:30 a.m. Jani was westbound on Fairfield Beach Road and sideswiped the police cruiser.

Jani, of Westford, Mass., said he and his passenger were looking for a friend and his passenger was texting that friend. He said right before the crash, he was looking down at the phone.

According to the report, Jani was slurring his words and had a strong odor of alcohol. He failed field sobriety tests.

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Jani was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Oct. 31.