22-Year-Old New Milford Man Faces DWI Charges

After Crashing Car and Injuring Passenger

Maxwell J. Archer
Maxwell J. Archer

Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of Maxwell J. Archer, of New Milford Connecticut, on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident in the Town of Southeast.

On February 2, 2018, at approximately 2:12 a.m., Putnam County Sheriff Deputy Ronald Yeager was on routine patrol when he was dispatched to Cameron’s Deli, in the Town of Southeast, in response to a 911 call for the report of an unconscious female inside a vehicle.

When Deputy Yeager arrived at the location, EMS personnel were already on the scene and were attending to a 22-year-old female in the rear passenger seat of a 2004 Toyota Camry. Deputy Yeager noticed that the rear passenger door of the vehicle was severely dented and the window had been shattered.

Deputy Yeager noticed Mr. Archer and another female, who was later identified as being the front seat passenger, standing outside the vehicle.

An investigation revealed that Mr. Archer was the driver of the vehicle and that he had a BAC of .12%. Mr. Archer told Deputy Yeager that he had hit a tree somewhere on Route 312, but could not say exactly where and that he called 911 from Cameron’s Deli to report the unconscious female.

The 22-year-old female was revived on the scene and was removed to Putnam Hospital Center complaining of neck and head pain.

An open bottle of whiskey was recovered from inside the vehicle.

Maxwell J. Archer was charged with two misdemeanor counts of Driving While Intoxicated, one misdemeanor count of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Auto Accident and was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket for the Open Container of Alcohol.