Stratford woman charged after wrong-way crash

A Stratford woman was charged with driving under the influence after a wrong-way car crash on Route 8 in Derby on Friday.

Jessica Carrafiello

State Police said Jessica Carrafiello, 40, of 18 Middlebrook Road, was driving a 2008 Ford Edge Limited traveling north in the southbound left lane on Route 8 near exit 15 in Derby at about 10:01 p.m. Friday. Police said Michael Mansi, 52, of Seymour, was traveling south in the same left lane in his 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek and swerved to avoid Carraifiello’s car. Police said Carrafiello’s car struck Mansi’s car head on. Police said Mansi complained of pain and was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

Carrafiello was charged with driving under the influence, failure to stay in the established lane and driving the wrong way on a highway.

Carrafiello is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on Nov. 27.

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