A woman has been charged after being stopped while going the wrong way on Interstate 91, according to police. The 34-year-old Connecticut woman is facing a DUI charge after police stopped her early on the morning of March 29. She has since been released on bond and is expected to appear in court on May 22, where she will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
A man is facing a serious charge following a head-on crash in the town of Shelton. Connecticut police arrested the 29-year-old man, who is now facing a DUI charge as well as several other charges related to the incident. He was scheduled to appear in court on March 18 for the beginning of his trial. It is unknown whether he retained criminal defense counsel before that date.
A state trooper has been arrested under suspicion of drunk driving, according to local authorities. Police in Waterbury arrested a Connecticut State Police trooper early in the morning of March 15. He now faces a DUI charge and was taken into custody. He has since been released on a $500 nonsurety bond, and will be appearing in court in April.
A 66-year-old man from Connecticut has multiple charges against him after allegedly hitting an SUV outside of a school. The man fled the scene after the accident, which occurred in the early afternoon on Jan. 10 as the owner of the SUV was picking up her children from school.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 5, Connecticut authorities charged a man with DUI and drug possession after he was pulled over for driving twice the legal speed limit. The incident took place in Darien.
Even if you had just one alcoholic drink before getting behind the wheel, you may feel hesitant to take a chemical test if a Connecticut law enforcement official pulls you over and asks you to do so. You may know that a Connecticut drunk driving conviction brings with it serious repercussions and penalties, but you may know less about what can happen to you if you refuse to take a breath or other chemical test entirely.
If a Connecticut resident is accused of drinking and then driving while under the influence, they have a lot to lose if they are convicted. Today, we will take a look at both the short-term and long-lasting impacts a DUI conviction could possibly have on someone's life.
For many college students in Connecticut and elsewhere, alcohol use is considered a rite of passage. You may also fondly remember the university events and tailgating parties you attended in your college days. However, if you have children in school, you should understand that they face numerous risks – both to their safety and to their legal interests – if they drink too much during the school year.
In Connecticut, a zero tolerance policy is in place. You may know that the related laws are meant to give harsher penalties to underage drinkers convicted of DUI-related crimes, but do you know how they function or came to be?
Connecticut residents who have been pulled on suspicion of driving under the influence will likely face a field sobriety test or two. These tests are used to determine a person's sobriety level before arrests are made or further tests are ordered.