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At approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Cheshire police responded to a one car crash on Jinny Hill Road after a vehicle left the roadway and smashed into a tree.
When they arrived at the scene on March 7, police found David Devylder, of Jocelyn Lane, to be the driver. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Police suspected that Devylder, 56, was intoxicated and questioned him outside of his vehicle. Devylder was then asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed. Police at the scene noted that Devylder smelled of alcohol and he was transported back to Cheshire Police Headquarters to perform a breathalyzer test. Police also found containers of alcohol in Devylder’s vehicle.
Initially, Devylder told police he had become distracted and lost control of his car along the curvy Jinny Hill Road. His car apparently left the road near 212 Jinny Hill Road, where a mailbox was destroyed, and he continued off the roadway, through a fire hydrant, and, ultimately, was stopped by a large tree. His vehicle crashed head-on into the tree, which deployed both air bags and smashed the windshield.
Devylder did not appear to sustain any injuries.
He was officially charged with driving under the influence and will appear in court on March 12.