Enfield State Rep. to appear in court on DUI charges

HARTFORD --  A Connecticut State Representative is due in Hartford Superior Court today for a plea hearing on a drunk driving charge, his second such arrest in the last year.

State Rep. David Alexander, an Enfield Democrat, faces charges of DUI, failure to drive in proper lane and failure to carry registration or insurance.

State Police pulled over the 35-year old in July on Interstate 84 in West Hartford after his car was seen crossing over into the shoulder.

Alexander was also arrested for DUI in February of 2015 in Windsor Locks. At the time, he apologized and said he would get help for a problem he had with alcohol.

Now, after his most recent arrest, a spokesman for Democratic House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Alexander is being removed from his committee assignments.

The spokesman also said Sharkey is concerned and has urged Alexander to get the help that he needs.