State trooper suspended after drunken driving arrest in Norwich

NORWICH — A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended following her arrest last weekend on drunken driving charges.

Norwich police said Sarah Starkey, 34, was arrested at about 6 p.m. Sunday after a witness said they had been involved in a minor accident and the other driver then left the scene.

Police said Starkey was off-duty and driving her personal vehicle.

A state police spokeswoman confirmed Starkey, who works at Troop E in Montville, has been suspended.

Starkey is free on $250 bond pending a Nov. 20 court date where she will answer to charges including operating under the influence and evading responsibility following an accident.

The state police union did not respond to a request for comment. No lawyer was listed for Starkey in online court records.

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