For many people in Connecticut, when they hear about someone being arrested for and charged with driving under the influence, their minds may well conjure up images of a particular stereotype. This stereotype is not generally a highly educated and successful, upper middle class or even upper class person in their 60s who holds a prominent public position. Not only can that be the face of a person charged with drunk driving but it has been recently in multiple areas throughout the state.
As a member of the State Board of Education, the defendant is a longtime prominent attorney in Connecticut and by all accounts has been a respected and highly regarded member of the community. Reports indicate that his marriage of 40 years recently ended. That divorce coincides with what appears to be a sad rash of destructive behavior on the part of the man. After multiple DUI arrests and a missed court appearance, there is now a warrant out for his arrest. The defendant could spend more than 12 months in prison.