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Bethel Police Make Arrest in Fatal Cycling Accident

New Milford man charged in accident that took the life of a Weston cyclist.

Memorial set up at the intersection of Dodgingtown Road and Old Hawleyville Road. Photo Credit: Wendy Mitchell
Memorial set up at the intersection of Dodgingtown Road and Old Hawleyville Road. Photo Credit: Wendy Mitchell
Bethel police charged a 21-year-old New Milford man with evading responsibility and misconduct with a motor vehicle in connection with the Oct. 20 accident at Route 302 and Hawleyville Road that took the life of Weston bicyclist Thomas Steinert-Threlkeld.

Alexander Scott Lee, of Bel Air Drive, New Milford, was arrested at his place of employment in Brookfield on an arrest warrant Tuesday evening.

He was charged with evading responsibility of a fatal accident, misconduct with a motor vehicle, tampering with physical evidence and making an improper left turn.

According to police, Steinert-Threlkeld was cycling west on Route 302 when his bike allegedly made contact with Lee’s car, causing Steinert-Threlkeld to swerve and fall. Another vehicle making a turn on Route 302 struck the 59-year-old Weston man, who later succumbed to his injuries.

Lee is being held on $150,000 bond and will be arraigned in Danbury Superior Court on Dec. 4.

Court records show that Lee is currently facing multiple drug and weapons possession charges stemming from a January 2012 arrest (to which he pleaded ‘not guilty’ and was given accelerated rehabilitation) and another on Oct. 29 of this year.

Both arrests were made by the Bethel Police Department.
john yaya December 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM
"when his bike allegedly made contact with Lee’s car" hey aaron, do tell, were you writing this article for your journalism class at high school? i sincerely hope that youthful ignorance is the reason why your inability to comprehend the basics of physics is to blame.
Aaron Boyd (Editor) December 03, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Hello John, I'm not suggesting that the contact was alleged, but that police alleged it was Lee's vehicle that was involved.

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