UConn prof arrested again

Vernon police booking photo of Gabriel Fenteany, June 14, 2014.
Vernon police booking photo of Gabriel Fenteany, June 14, 2014.

VERNON, Conn. (WTH) — A UConn professor already facing charges for urinating on cars has been arrested on drunk driving charges.

Vernon police arrested Gabriel Fenteany, 47, around 8:30 Saturday night.

Police pulled over Fenteany’s car after he failed to signal while turning into his apartment complex parking lot, police said in a news release. He failed a field sobriety test, officers said, and was arrested.

Vernon police already had an arrest warrant for Fenteany for an incident in May when officers were sent to Fenteany’s home to check on his welfare. He refused to let them in, but officers got inside with a key.

“Based on the information they gathered, officers determined that Fenteany would be committed to the hospital for a mental health evaluation,” Lt William Meier III said in a news release. “Fenteany kicked an officer and spit in the officer’s face.”

An arrest warrant charging Fenteany with assault on a police officer was issued, and was served on Saturday.

Back in December, 2013, Fenteany was charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing and urinating on cars in Greenwich in the month of October. He was put on administrative leave by UConn.

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