Arrest made in North Stonington 2021 Serious Injury Crash

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A Trooper assigned to the Traffic Services Unit served an arrest warrant yesterday for a woman’s involvement in a crash which sent 5 to the hospital, Halloween night last year.

On the evening of October 31, 2021, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Pendleton Hill Road in the Town of North Stonington. The motor vehicle crash injured a 4, 5, 65, and a 78-year-old, as well as the accused 26-year-old.

Throughout the course of this investigation it was determined the accused, failed to maintain her lane, and crossed over the double yellow lines, crashing into a Nissan Frontier which was occupied by a 78-year-old and a 65-year-old. The accused’s vehicle, a Honda Civic, was carrying a 4-year-old boy and an improperly restrained 5-year-old girl.

With the assistance of New London State’s Attorney’s Office, warrants were applied for and granted for the arrest of 26 year old Mackenzie Balicki, who was discovered to have been intoxicated with a blood alcohol content over 3x the legal limit of .08. The CT Department of Children and Families was notified of the traffic crash.

Bail was set at $150,000 and the accused was charged with violating Connecticut General Statutes:

Balicki was charged with DWI w/ Child Passenger, Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, Safety Belt Violation Child, Assault 2nd and 3rd Degree (3 counts)

Balicki was temporarily surrendered to the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, pending her presentment today at the New London Superior Court.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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