A Weston man killed the passenger in his car when he was driving while intoxicated and struck a curb at about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 1, according to Norwalk police, who arrested the man on a warrant just after midnight Tuesday morning.
Matthew Faillace, 32, of Davis Hill Road in Weston, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while under the influence of alcohol, traveling too fast for road conditions, failure to drive in the proper lane and driving with unsafe tires.
The passenger, a 25-year-old Bridgeport man, was taken to Norwalk Hospital immediately after the accident and died Sept. 5 from his injuries, according to Norwalk police reports. Faillace was also taken to Norwalk Hospital with injuries, police said.
Faillace was arrested without incident at his home on Davis Hill Road and initially held on $100,000 bond. If he paid his bond before court opened Tuesday morning, he would be scheduled to appear Oct. 31 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.
Police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
Faillace was driving a Porsche Boxster north on West Rocks Road just before 9:30 p.m. when the car struck the curb near the intersection of West Rocks with Eastwood Road. The car then hit a tree before coming to rest in the middle of the road with extensive damage.
A rear passenger tire was later found in the woods off to the side of the road.
Officer Chris Wasilewski, an accident reconstruction specialist for Norwalk Police, investigated the accident and later applied for and received a warrant for Faillace's arrest.