Teens Arrested for Allegedly Letting Friend Drive Drunk
Police said Jane Modlesky, 17, died when the 2008 Honda Pilot she was driving crashed into a tree in the 400 block of Woodhaven Road during the early morning hours of July 14.
An autopsy on Modlesky’s body determined that her blood alcohol content was 13 times the legal limit of .02 for drivers under the age of 21.
Police said their investigation and witness statements revealed that an unnamed teenager hosted two parties prior to the crash, where minors were drinking. Modlesky was believed to be at one of those parties.
The morning of the crash, Modlesky was inside the Honda Pilot, which was a parents’ friends’ vehicle, with four other male teenagers.
A male, who was 16 years old at the time, drove the Pilot to a residence in Glastonbury and dropped off one of the teenagers, police said. He then drove to his home and got out of the vehicle.
Another male, who was 16 years old at the time, drove to his home where he and another 17-year-old male got out of the Pilot.
Police said those two teenagers “were well aware that Jane Modlesky was highly intoxicated, however, despite knowing this, allowed her to operate the vehicle.”
Modlesky crashed the Pilot about a half-mile from that teenager’s home, police said.
“There are so many things that could have been done,” said James Kennedy, of the Glastonbury Police Department.
The last two teenagers in the vehicle were charged with second-degree reckless endangerment on Thursday.
The teenager who drove before Modlesky crashed the vehicle was also given two infractions for violation of passenger restrictions and operating a motor vehicle.
The first driver of the vehicle was given two infractions for violation of passenger restrictions and operating a motor vehicle.
The teenager who was the first person out of the Pilot was not charged.
Some Glastonbury teens said they feel one of her friends should have done something.
“That’s not OK,” Tara Evans said. “If you have a friend that’s drunk and you are sober, you got to stop them from driving because more than likely they’re going to get hurt.”
None of the suspects’ names are being released because of their age.