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.
In February, he was charged with drunk driving on two different occasions within the span of five days, first in Norwalk and then in Shelton. Just a few weeks later in mid March, a third DUI arrest included a charge of not driving in the proper lane. Roughly a month later in April, a fourth DUI arrest included charges of not carrying proof of insurance or registration and driving while on a suspended license. Nobody knows where the man is at this time.
People who have been arrested for DUIs might want to talk to an experienced attorney about how to get help with these charges.
Source: CT Post, "Police seek state official after 4th DUI arrest," Daniel Tepfer, April 27, 2017