NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– An engineer from the Department of Transportation was arrested Thursday on criminal impersonation charges.
State police say they received a complaint requesting an investigation into an email sent to the Republican American Newspaper. The author of the email claimed to be a state official. Police say the email was never sent or authorized to be sent by the complainant.
After a criminal investigation and a search and seizure warrant executed at his home, 52-year-old Brian Mercure, of Torrington, was arrested at his workplace in New Haven. Mercure was charged with Criminal Impersonation and released on $2,500 bond. He will be arraigned in court August 7th.
The DOT says Mercure is the Assistant District Engineer in the New Haven District. He is the manager of the I-95 Corridor Q Bridge project in which he’s previously spoke with News 8 about. He has been worked for the DOT since 1985.
After his arrest, the DOT says he was placed on paid administrative leave.