DOT engineer charged with criminal impersonation

Brian Mercure of the Connecticut Department of Transportation speaks to News 8, June 10, 2014.

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.

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