Man charged with playing with toy car on Berlin’s Route 9: state police

BERLIN, CT – A Meriden man is charged with driving a remote control car on Route 9 on Saturday morning, state police said.

State police charged Leonard Kroher, 49, of 136 Broad St., Apt A, Meriden, with disorderly conduct, reckless use of a highway by a pedestrian and improper parking.

Kroher was released on a $5,000 no-bond bond and is due to appear in New Britain Superior Court.

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According to state police, around 7 a.m., H Troop in Hartford heard multiple reports of a pedestrian driving a remote control car on Route 9 in the New Britain/Berlin area.

Police said callers reported a male pedestrian crossing northbound lanes into southbound lanes, driving the remote-controlled car.

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A responding soldier located and approached an occupied vehicle, parked on the westbound entrance ramp of Route 372 to Route 9, in the city of Berlin.

Police said the soldier observed a remote control car in the vehicle’s cabin.

The male occupant of the vehicle has been positively identified as Kroher, police said.

As a result of that investigation, Kroher was taken into custody, transported to H Troop and charged, police said.

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