Police: Meriden man charged in crash ‘person of interest’ in other incidents 

Police: Meriden man charged in crash ‘person of interest’ in other incidents 

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MERIDEN — A city man was charged Wednesday night after police said he was involved in a wrong-way accident on Interstate I-691.

Cequan Tarikanibal Goodman, 25, of 3903 Meetinghouse Village, was arrested in connection with the accident by state police and turned over to Meriden police. 

State police charged Goodman with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving the wrong way on a highway, and failure to maintain proper lane. He was released on $10,000 bond. 

Meriden police charged Goodman with criminal possession of ammunition and violation of a protective order. He was also charged with three counts of first-degree failure to appear and one count of second-degree failure to appear.

The incident Wednesday began just before 8 p.m. when Goodman, driving a Mitsubishi Outlander, entered Interstate 691 east near exit 8 driving in the wrong direction. He eventually struck a Toyota Rav4 driven by Marylee Delaney, 50, of Wallingford, head-on, according to a state police accident report.  

Delaney and a passenger were transported to MidState Medical Center with reported minor injuries. Goodman was also transported to Midstate Medical Center with reported minor injuries. 

Goodman’s vehicle was seized for evidentiary purposes, police said. 

“Mr. Goodman has been a person of interest in several of the recent acts of violence within the City of Meriden,” Lt. John Mennone said in a press release. 

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