ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
Police say Christopher Powers was off-duty at the time of the accident Friday night. Police say Powers failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right.
He and a passenger in the car he’s accused of hitting after failing to negotiate a turn were treated and released from hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
Powers was released on a $500 bond and his police authority has been suspended.
He’s due in court on Aug. 25.
A phone number could not be found for Powers and it wasn’t known Sunday if he’s represented by a lawyer.