State Trooper Accused of DUI Totaled Police Car in Crash

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A Connecticut state trooper has been stripped of his police powers and charged with drunk driving, after his police cruiser hit an on-coming truck and flipped over Friday night in Ellington, state police told FOX-CT.

Trooper Christopher Powers, 42, of Middletown, was driving west-bound on Sandy Beach Road,  when he collided with an on-coming Dodge Ram, after crossing into the east bound lane, police said.

The state police vehicle flipped onto it’s roof and a police document now lists the 2013 Ford Interceptor as “totaled.”

Police say Powers was off duty at the time of the incident.

The Dodge Ram was carrying two people– the driver was uninjured, and the passenger was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Powers was also treated for non-life threatening injuries and released, police said in a statement Saturday.

Powers has been charged with DWI and Failure to Drive Right and was released on a $500 non-surety bond.

Powers is expected to appear in Rockville Superior Court on  Aug. 25.



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