DANBURY—The driver who survived a Dec. 1, 2016, car crash after a high-speed chase through downtown has been charged in the death of his passenger, 26-year-old Tiffany Fitzgerald.

Ricardo Sousa Andre, 33, of Durant Street, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree manslaughter, drunk driving, reckless endangerment and driving without a valid license.

It’s the second arrest connected to Fitzgerald’s death, which occurred when Andre’s vehicle hit a utility pole on Mountainville Road and rolled over several times. Last week state police charged former Danbury police officer Jamie Hodge, 39, with reckless driving during the chase.

Hodge had been working off-duty providing traffic control at a construction site when he spotted Andre in what he believed to be a stolen Ford Explorer, records show. He got into his own car and followed at what witnesses later told investigators was “highway speed” through downtown Danbury.

Hodge resigned earlier this year, and through his lawyer has denied wrongdoing in the incident.