The 32-year-old New Canaan woman in prison for her role in a fatal hit-and-run accident in August appeared in state Superior Court in Norwalk Tuesday morning and was granted a continuance to Jan. 4.
A somber appeared in the sparsely attended court room with her Bridgeport-based lawyer, John R. Gulash, Jr. before Judge Maureen D. Dennis. Gulash said he had just been given a "fairly substantial discovery packet" in requesting the extension.
Regan is with evading responsibility and negligent homicide in connection with an Aug. 18 hit and run accident that killed 82-year-old Krishna S. Jayaraman.
Visibly pregnant, she arrived at the courthouse with her husband, Michael. Wearing a dark pants suit and with her blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, Regan stared straight ahead as she waited for the proceedings to begin. Her husband and lawyer on either side of her, leaned in as if to provide support. She didn't speak during the arraignment.
In an interview outside following the court appearance, Gulash said Regan was doing "as best as anyone can under very difficult circumstances."
"She is certainly very affected by everything that has occurred," Gulash told Web, television and print news media representatives (see attached video). "She has a very strong, very supportive family. From all that I gather, she is just a very good person and surrounded by a very loving and supportive family."
In addition to her husband, Regan's parents and brother attended the arraignment, Gulash said.
"They certainly have been a tremendous help to her during this time," he said.
Gulash declined to say whether Regan has had face-to-face interviews with police, saying only: "She provided a statement to police."
"She provided information to police regarding the accident, surrendering the car to the police, shortly thereafter with information relating to what occurred — to the best of her knowledge as to what occurred — and I've been in regular contact probably, I'm not going to say a daily basis, but a number of times a week, my office with the police department, [with] information relating to the car, relating to registration materials," Gulash said.
Regarding the on the case, Gulash described the fatal accident as
"It wouldn't surprise me that any serious motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of a person would likely provoke a great deal of ," he said.