[Editor's note: This report was updated to reflect court documents. Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
A New Canaan man faces motor vehicle charges stemming from a May 2012 incident in which he allegedly fled from an accident, police said.
William Fieber, 52, of Ponus Ridge, was charged Tuesday with evading responsibility and following too close after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck the rear of a car stopped at a red light at the intersection of Sanford Street and Post Road on May 10.
According to the initial report, the two drivers were supposed to exchange insurance information, but the driver later identified as Fieber drove off before completing the exchange. The victim, however, was able to obtain the registration number of the vehicle, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.
During the course of the investigation, Fieber reportedly came to Fairfield police headquarters with his attorney but declined to be interviewed by police, Lussier said. After Fieber signed a sworn written statement in August stating that he was the driver of the vehicle the night of the incident, police applied for a warrant for his arrest, according to Lussier. He turned himself in at police headquarters on Tuesday on that warrant.
Fieber was released from custody after posting a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31.